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Holmes Aquatic Center Enhancements

April 26, 2016

For the past year, the University Park City Council, committees, residents and architects have been involved in developing a pool master plan. The plan centers on making improvements to the existing buildings, examining how the facility is currently being used and exploring opportunities to expand recreational programs.  A major component of the study involves improvements to the facility’s two existing support buildings. Both are in an advanced state of deterioration and in need of replacement. 

Project Review Process

On March 22 the City held a  community forum on proposed enhancements to the Holmes Aquatic Center.  The forum included a PowerPoint presentation from project architect Davis & Davis.  The floor plan diagrams incorporate ideas the City has received from residents who use the facility.

On April 25 the Capital Projects Review Committee approved funding for Phase I of the project - improvements to buildings on the Center's northeast side.  

On May 3, the City Council will consider a staff request to complete construction drawings and to advertise for bids for Phase 1 (northeast buildings) of the project.

City launches SpeakUP citizen engagement tool



SpeakUP is an online portal the City is using to connect, communicate and collaborate with multiple audiences and stakeholders on projects and issues of interest to the community.   

To leave comments concerning enhancements to the Holmes Aquatic Center you must create a SpeakUP account and provide us with an email address, your first and last name and your address.  Your comments and direction will be shared with City staff, committee members and the City Council.