Family Aquatic Center Site Redevelopment
The West Bloomfield Parks & Recreation Commission (WBPRC) is in the early planning and design phase of redeveloping the Family Aquatic Center site. The goal of the project is to remove the existing building and pools and transform the site into an exciting and unique spray park, playground and neighborhood park. The WBPRC would like to engage you in this process in the following ways:
Click the link below to provide feedback on what you'd like to see incorporated into the property. We will accept responses through 4:30 pm on September 1, 2017.
Click here to take the survey!
Public Input Meeting
The WBPRC invites you to attend a public meeting to give us your feedback in person and to ask questions.
When: July 17, 2017 from 7-8 pm
Where: Recreation Activities Center, 4640 Walnut Lake Rd.
Want more information? Click here to read the press release.
Why are we closing the pools at the Family Aquatic Center?
- The level of resources the WBPRC has been dedicating to this facility is not consistent with our long-term strategic goals for the park system.
- The facility’s design has ADA accessibility issues and limits our programming opportunities for the community.
- Both pools, the building and the parking lot are all in need of repair. The estimated cost to fix all of the aging facility components is approximately $1.2 million.
- The current facility is not environmentally friendly which is incongruent with our green initiatives and costs approximately $60,000 in utilities annually.
- The facility has been running at a deficit for 18 years since the property was purchased. Last year alone, our operating cost exceeded revenues by more than $280,000.
- There are at least five organizations currently offering learn to swim programs in West Bloomfield.