City of Yankton Riverside Park

Memorial Park Pool Project

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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

Market Analysis

        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

   $100,000                                                       $111.86

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

Site Plan

American Technical Services Pool Assessment

Renovation Information

MCR Inspection Report - Leak Detection

MCR Inspection Report - Wader

1977 Plan

Bathhouse Floor Plan

Alternate Pool Addition Plan

Property Tax Opt Out Estimates

2007-2008 Budget

August 2008 Meeting Discussion & Memo


Aquatic Centers

Regional Facility Summary

Pipestone & Pipestone Photos

Parks Anderson Pool





Memorial Park Pool

Memorial Park Pool Images


2008 Banner & Associates Pool Concept Plans



For further information please call the Department of Parks and Recreation Office at 668-5231.







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