FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Family Aquatic Center property to be redesigned in 2018


For Immediate Release
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West Bloomfield's "Family Aquatic Center" property to be redesigned in 2018


The West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission is seeking public input on desired park amenities.


WEST BLOOMFIELD, June 26, 2017 — 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 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.

For additional information, contact:

Meagan Kurnat, Marketing Coordinator

at (248) 451-1914

About West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission The West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission, established by voter mandate in 1970, is committed to the residents of West Bloomfield. Our mission is to meet the community's recreation, leisure and social needs by acquiring and enhancing public parkland and supporting year-round facilities and programs for youth, teens, adults, families and seniors. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life in our community by providing facilities, programs and natural settings for the enjoyment of residents. More information can be found at