PRIVATELY FUNDED ADDITIONS (click image for detail)
In March 2019, the Pierre City Commission approved a plan to replace Pierre’s 90-year-old failing outdoor pool.
The replacement plan, developed by a volunteer citizen committee, includes a $6.5-million base model paid for by the City and a fundraising initiative to pay for any additional features. Final pool design is dependent on sponsorships and funds raised.
The City of Pierre will pay for a modern base design which includes a heated recreational pool with zero-depth entry, a heated 25-meter multipurpose pool with a diving tower, a new bath house and concession area, as well as all the infrastructure needed for operations.
Additional a la carte features, including a lazy river, waterslide, water features for young children, and the expansion of the 25-meter pool to a 50-meter multipurpose pool, would be paid for through private funds.
The base plan, which puts the new pool at the location of Pierre’s current outdoor pool, has an estimated cost of $6.5 million; with all of the privately-funded features included, the estimated cost is just under $12 million.
In February 2018, Mayor Harding appointed a Municipal Outdoor Pool Committee. The volunteer group was tasked with developing a conceptual design to replace Pierre’s current 90 plus-year-old outdoor pool.
Outdoor Pool Committee members are:
Burbach Aquatics, a pool consulting firm, was hired by the City to facilitate the meetings and serve as a technical expert to the group.