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Plans Released For Indoor And Outdoor Pool At Spellerberg Park

January 21, 2014, 4:55 PM by Jared Ransom

Plans Released For Indoor And Outdoor Pool At Spellerberg Park

In April, Sioux Falls voters will decide whether to replace the old pool at Spellerberg Park with an outdoor pool.  If a majority of voters say "no" that would open the door for an indoor pool.

Both plans have their pros and cons. The outdoor facility would have plenty of options for family fun, including two water slides, a spray park area and three 25-meter lanes for swimming laps. This plan takes up less space than the indoor facility and will certainly cost less as well at just over $7 million.

On the other hand, the indoor facility would allow for even more activities. There is a family space with a pool, water slides and a lazy river.  A separate space includes a 50-meter lap pool and bleachers for competitive events. There is also a space for meetings and birthdays as well as a concession stand and plenty of shower space. This is a larger space that will likely bring more people to the park. It will also cost more than twice as much as an outdoor facility with a price tag of just more than $19 million.

Even though there is a major difference in the prices of the two options, the indoor facility will be open nine more months and longer hours compared to the outdoor option.

"When you look at that, when you think about dollars associated not only with the capital cost, but also the operational costs, the actual cost to operate the facilities are actually less per hour with the indoor facility," Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Director Don Kearney said.

A meeting to reveal these two plans was supposed to be Tuesday afternoon, but it has now been postponed to a later date.



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