Como Pool Replacement Design and Construction
*** If you are looking for Saint Paul Pools that are open for operation, please click here. Subscribe to be notified of updates Como Park has a long history of being one of Saint Paul’s crown jewels. Como Park features an accredited zoo, renowned conservatory, expansive green space, golf course, lake, tennis courts, athletic fields including three new artificial turf fields and a host of other park amenities. Como Park is also home to an aging pool that is in desperate need of replacement. The pool at Como Regional Park had extensive infrastructure, mechanical and electrical issues which deteriorated to the point that short term repairs were no longer sufficient. The City remains committed to keeping a pool in Como Park. To address this commitment, the facility was taken out of operation for a period of time while a detailed design process developed plans for a new facility to be online at a future date.
The replacement design process began with the the formation of a design task force made up of community members, city staff, and external aquatic consultants. The facility is currently under construction. Construction will be complete in September 2011 with a Grand Opening in the Spring of 2012. Project Manager: Don Ganje, Landscape Architect Phone: 651-266-6425
Como Pool Construction
Pool Site Plan and Bath House Graphics Overall Site Plan (large PDF) Enlarged Site Plan (large PDF) Building Elevation (image coming soon) Construction Schedule September 2010 - Site work October 2010 - Bath House foundations and walls December 2010 - February 2011 - Mechanical rooms March 2011 - Pool Equipment April 2011 - Rockwork May 2011 - Lazy River excavation and forms/rockwork July 2011 - Pool decks September 2011 - Pool Start-up and winterization May 2012 - Grand Opening Construction Progress Updates November 1, 2010 November 15, 2010 November 18, 2010 December 10, 2010 January 12, 2011January 20, 2011 January 26, 2011 February 25, 2011 March 14, 2011 April 12, 2011 Pool Photos The following photos show the nearly complete facility. Over the next couple of weeks, a few finishing touches will be made before the facility is shut down for the winter. Multi Purpose Pool - Photo 1 Photo 2 Splash Pool - Photo 1 Photo 2 Lazy River - Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3