Memorial Park Pool was built in 1947 with a project construction cost of $115,000. The competition style pool is approximately 75' x 165' (12,375 SF) with a maximum depth of 12'.
The 1977 renovation included the installation of a new stainless steel recirculation system, sand filtration and new concrete over the existing pool floor. Estimated remodeling cost $255,000.
In 1989, the City Commission authorized a bathhouse remodeling project to C-E construction for $72,216. Glen Mannes was the architect on the project and total expenditure was $78,924.18.
In 1991, the City Commission authorized a pool deck improvement project to D&G Construction for $20,728.55. Additionally some pool furniture, electrical work and a concrete retaining wall were included for a total of $30,828.44.
In 1999, the City spent $5,061 to upgrade the chemical feed equipment at the pool.
Documentation of Past Pool Spending
In 2001, the City contracted with Associated Pool Builders, Inc. to complete an assessment of the existing pool ($1,000). The recommendation from the consultant was to replace the existing facility. The firm stated: "In conclusion, your existing pool has lived longer than expected and needs replacement. It usually takes approximately three years minimum to go through the process of replacing a facility of this size. You will need to expend funds annually to keep the pool up and running, but we would advise not to do any major renovation to your existing facility."
Memorial Park Pool Assessment
Subsequently the City Commission formed a volunteer task force to review the pool issue and bring a recommendation to the Commission. The process included the hiring of a consulting firm to aid in developing alternatives and conducting a market analysis for a new facility. The resulting design concept was chosen from the proposed alternatives and brought forward to the Park Advisory Board and the City Commission for their review.
Yankton Aquatic Center Design Concept
Design Concept Cost Estimate
Detailed Breakout of the Design Concept Cost Estimate
Supplemental Question and Answer
2005 Memorial Pool Usage
Memorial Park Pool Historic Operating Costs / Revenues / Pool Usage
On August 22, 2005 the City Commission passed Resolution #05-49 opting out of the statewide property tax freeze to fund the proposed Yankton Aquatic Center. The opt out resolution is in the amount of $507,893 annually starting with calendar year 2006 taxes payable in the calendar year 2007 for twenty years. The estimated annual impact per $100,000 of equalized value is as follows:
Equalized Value Opt Out Amount (Estimated)
$ 50,000 $ 55.93
$ 75,000 $ 83.90
The current facility has a net public subsidy of $50,000 - $75,000 annually.
Consultant's projections for the new facility, based on the market analysis and
business plan, indicate pool revenues would cover operating costs on an annual basis.
The Aquatic Center Opt-Out was voted down 74% to 26% on December 13, 2005.
February 2006 the City Commission appointed a task force to review pool options and bring forward a recommendation to the commission.
Task Force Recommendation
The City Commission directed city staff to come up with a concept of what a renovation / pool addition concept.
Concept Plan 1
Concept Plan 2
American Technical Services Pool Assessment
MCR Inspection Report - Leak Detection
MCR Inspection Report - Wader
Bathhouse Floor Plan
Alternate Pool Addition Plan
Property Tax Opt Out Estimates
August 2008 Meeting Discussion & Memo
Regional Facility Summary
Pipestone & Pipestone Photos
Parks Anderson Pool
Memorial Park Pool
Memorial Park Pool Images
2008 Banner &
Associates Pool Concept Plans
further information please call the Department of Parks and
Recreation Office at 668-5231.