(West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation, June 26, 2017)
WEST BLOOMFIELD, — The West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission (WBPRC) will be completely redesigning its Family Aquatic Center property. This is the result of decaying infrastructure, unsustainable maintenance costs and evolving community needs. Indoor and outdoor pool use will be uninterrupted for the summer 2017 season. The facility will close this fall in preparation for construction.
Initial plans for the property include a spray park with various water features as well as a playground. The new property will be ready for public use by the summer of 2019. Landscape architects, Johnson Hill Land Ethics Studio, have been contracted to redesign the five acre property.
“The maintenance costs associated with sustaining aging indoor and outdoor pools is just not what’s in the best interest for our residents nor consistent with the Commission’s long term goals for the park system,” said Jennifer Tucker, executive director for the WBPRC. “We are looking forward to the challenge of redesigning the property while working with our community partners and residents along the way.”
The WBPRC will be seeking public input in the early phases of the design process starting with an online survey available at wbparks.org/parkimprovements. A public meeting will be held at the Recreation Activities Center (4640 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323) on July 17, 2017 from 7:00-8:00 pm to receive input and review the survey results publicly.