Did anyone attend the meeting about the wading pool at Lake Hiawatha rec?
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Posts with files From File Date Steven Clift 6:01pm, Jun 18, 2010
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From: Tracey Joyce Date: 1:07am, Jun 17, 2010
Just wondering...we were hoping to go, but ended up with friends in town that night. Anything decided?
From: Kyle Werremeyer Date: 10:39pm, Jun 17, 2010
I was there, they are going to have a toddler / kiddie wading pool with lots of water features. Looks pretty nice, it will have a lake theme and fit in the footprint of the current pool. It will start at zero depth to a max 2ft deep. If I remember correctly, demolition and construction start this summer (?) with the finished product in place for next season. Much time was spent being pro-frog feature or anti-frog feature, on the various color choices for cattails, round vs square umbrella designs, honoring local Indian history, pool deck composition, and lots of questions about kiddie powered features vs static water shooting features . Commission Kummer and Councilmember SCR were there to hold the designer and the park district to the fire, asking lots of questions. Maybe 20 members of the community were there as well, with all of out "interesting" commentary and questions. All things considered, we are going to get a great structure that will add to the community.
From: Steven Clift Date: 6:01pm, Jun 18, 2010
Here we go! Thanks Lonnie. First, impression: Nice. For those without PowerPoint, see: http://www.slideshare.net/netclift/lake-hiawatha-wading-pool-presentation-6-0210 P.S. This also relates to the discussion about the explosions - if you ever feel there is a shortage of information, sometimes it is best to pick up the phone/e-mail, get it, and share it back with the group. This forum is on our shoulders as "citizens" to make it work for us. Yes, we love it when public servants and elected officials hop right in with information, but they are equals among us and might not always notice the opportunity to share more information. That said, I really do want every public servant who we support with our tax dollars to have clear management support to participate directly without hesitation like they would in any in-person community meeting if it relates to their job. As a neighbor, we are just glad they are one as well. From: Nichols, Lonnie J. <email obscured>> Date: Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 12:38 PM Subject: RE: Lake Hiawatha Wading Pool - Your Thoughts? Meeting May 24 To: Steven Clift <email obscured>> Cc: "Wojtowicz, Janell L." <email obscured>> Steven, see attached PPT which was shown to the MPRB Commissioners on June 2, 2010, which includes the schematic that was officially approved by the full Board on June 16, 2010. Let me know if you have additional questions. Lonnie Nichols MPRB District Planner
-----Original Message----- From: Steven Clift <email obscured>] Sent: Friday, June 18, 2010 6:52 AM To: Nichols, Lonnie J. Cc: Wojtowicz, Janell L. Subject: Re: Lake Hiawatha Wading Pool - Your Thoughts? Meeting May 24 Do you have copies of everything displayed or handed out now? People on the forum are asking about what happened at the meeting. Steven Clift - http://stevenclift.com Executive Director - http://E-Democracy.Org Follow me - http://twitter.com/democracy New Tel: +1.612.234.7072
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From: Shirley Yeoman - SENA staff Date: 5:55pm, Jun 23, 2010
Here's the latest press release from the Park Board about the wading pool: For Immediate Release June 23, 2010 New Hiawatha wading pool will make a splash next summer Design approved by MPRB Board of Commissioners By next summer, visitors to Lake Hiawatha Park in south Minneapolis will be able to splash around a new wading pool. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), at its June 16 meeting, approved the schematic for the new water feature. The new design includes ground geysers, whimsical Blue Heron and cattail sprays reflecting the wetland theme, benches and shade structures. The project will be bid this summer, construction will begin this fall, and the new pool is scheduled to open in summer 2011. Funding for the wading pool is $425,000 from City Net Debt Bonds; staff hopes to complete all the improvements within the budget, which will be determined when bids are obtained. The wading pool will be constructed on the existing site, just east of the park center building. Its location is favorable as it is within site surveillance of the park director’s office, close to the handicapped accessible bathroom and surrounded by mature canopy shade trees. The existing 1950’s-era pool was closed to the public at the end of summer 2008 due to structural deterioration and the high cost of maintaining the pool. Substantial improvements required to operate the pool were cost-prohibitive. In addition, a 2007 evaluation of the wading pool recommended replacement. Two neighborhood meetings and a public hearing confirmed public support for the replacement and upgrade of the wading pool. Renovation of Lake Hiawatha Park has been ongoing since 2006, including a completely renovated recreation center, beach improvements, shoreline restoration and landscaping. The park features a playground with a climbing wall for children, tennis courts, athletic fields, a fishing dock and outdoor basketball court. ### CONTACT: Janell Wojtowicz Communication Specialist 612-230-6414 <email obscured>
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