Folks in Jasper will soon have the opportunity to hear about proposals for potential new swimming facilities in the city.
The Jasper Park Board is set to hold a public presentation next Tuesday, June 10th for ideas about any new facilities. The process is being led by St. Louis-based Counsilman-Hunsaker. That firm will also be doing the presentation.
Jasper mayor Terry Seitz says any new modern facility will have to stand out:
Seitz says the success of a splash pad that is currently being used at Central Green are also factoring into considerations for any new facility.
Now at a public meeting back in March, Counsilman-Hunsaker presented 4 other aqautic projects that they have done as examples of what can be done. These ranged from the Saginaw Family Aquatic Center with a 7,100 square foot recreational pool to the Springs at Tiffany Hills Park in Kansas City, Missouri. That park had 2 pools and each one was more than 12 thousand square feet. All of the parks shown included features such as water slides and splash pads. Other concerns raised by citizens at the meeting included added lanes for competitive swimming and freeing up space for multiple swimming-related activities.
Once again, the public is invited to the presentation at the Jasper Park Board’s regular meeting coming up on June 10th. That meeting starts at 4:30 pm with the presentation to be done after the meeting.