Swimming pond design 30% completed
Clintonville moves forward on facility design
By Bert Lehman
The design of a proposed swimming pond facility in the city of Clintonville has reached the 30% stage.
At its Aug. 10 meeting, the Clintonville City Council received an update regarding the progress of the swimming pond from Clintonville Parks and Recreation Director Justin Mc Auly.
Mc Auly said several trees will need to be removed at Bucholz Park to accommodate the swimming pond. A playground area, basketball court area, tennis court, the pump house from the former swimming pool, and an old chemical shed must also be removed.
The swimming pond facility’s main building would include an office area for the manager, an admissions room, a concession area that will serve the pond and visitors at Bucholtz Park, a park restroom, and concession storage and mechanical room.
Plans call for a restroom for just the pond area.
There were also discussions about using the building as a warming shelter in the winter if the pond is used for ice skating, Mc Auly said.
To accommodate a warming shelter, an addition would be built beyond the restroom area. This would also serve as an enclosed shelter, which would be a rentable space to the public.
Mc Auly said the area around the deeper end of the pond would be intended to appear more natural, including rip rap and water vegetation.
The preliminary plans call for a sand volleyball court on the southeast end of the area.
Mc Auly said he is in the process of getting some soil boring samples completed. He has found two contractors so far who do that sort of work.
“This was a request of the designers to see what our soil looks like at 15 to 20 feet in two separate locations at that site,” Mc Auly said.
He said there will be a 90% review of the plan in September if the soil borings can be completed in a timely manner.
After that, a public information session will be held.
“During the public hearing, we’re mainly going to be looking at amenities and minor changes to the site,” Mc Auly said.
City Administrator Sharon Eveland clarified that it will be community input meeting.
“It will be a chance for the community to have some input and see what’s going on,” Eveland said.