User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


65° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

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
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

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.

OUTDOOR POOL PLANS

INDOOR POOL PLANS

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Sioux Falls Bike Crash Victim Identified

7/17/2014 10:34 AM

Sioux Falls Police identified the bicyclist who died in a car crash on Wednesday.

Full Story
One Dead In I-229/I-29 Motorcycle Crash

7/17/2014 9:30 AM

One person is dead after a motorcycle crash on Interstate 229 near the I-29 interchange.

Full Story
DCI Looking Into Discovery Of Woman's Body

7/21/2014 4:00 PM

The discovery of a woman's body in Kimball has prompted an investigation by South Dakota law enforcement authorities.

Full Story
Sioux Falls Man Killed In Industrial Accident

7/21/2014 2:22 PM

An investigation is underway into the death of a Sioux Falls man in an industrial accident.

Full Story
Body Identified: No Foul Play Suspected

7/22/2014 8:56 PM

No foul play is suspected in the death of 64 year-old Susanna K. Bannwarth. The Fulton woman was reported missing Monday morning. Her body was f...

Full Story


Events