De Pere VFW Aquatic Center
Voters in De Pere, Wis., approved a plan for the city to convert its two public pools into “mini aquatic centers” and fund their operations in a referendum in November of 2018, and is targeted for completion in May of 2021.
The De Pere Common Council approved a revised plan to build the new VFW Aquatic Center. The total cost of the project, including furnishings and equipment, will be $7.14 million.
The VFW Aquatic Center will include a 5,330-square-foot recreational pool with diving boards, a body slide, a separate 1,800-square-foot tot pool, a 6,150-square-foot bathhouse and a 1,250-square-foot mechanical building. The main pool will be designed to accommodate families as well as lap swimming.
GRAEF is the prime consultant for the construction of the De Pere VFW Aquatic Center on the west side of the Fox River—providing structural, mechanical, plumbing/fire protection, civil and construction engineering for the project, as well as landscape architecture and site surveying.
“We’ve been very happy with GRAEF. The VFW Aquatic Center is planned to be a more interactive and recreational pool than our other facility,” said Marty Kosobucki, Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry for the City of De Pere. “We are excited for the construction of this pool, as it will add a new element of quality of life to our residents, as it’s something we have not had before.”
The city will continue to operate the American Legion Pool on the east side of the river until a plan is approved for its reconstruction.
De Pere, WI
$7.14 Million Project Cost
5,300-Square-Foot Recreational Pool
Construction Engineering & Inspection