Master Plan, Area Pools Discussed At Shawnee County Parks & Recreation Meeting

By: Stephanie Schultz
By: Stephanie Schultz

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Shawnee County Parks and Recreation long-range master plan could include options for a new pool since Commissioners voted to close Crestview Pool last week.

Both topics were discussed at Wednesday's Parks and Recreation board meeting.

Parks and Rec. Director John Knight says he will recommend Indianapolis based PROS Consulting to carry out the master plan at Thursday's commission meeting.

"This would tie right in to having a new department, setting the road map, where's Topeka and Shawnee County going to be in 10 years, should we have some land that we're acquiring in certain areas of town where it's beginning to grow, where should pools be, where should sports facilities be, where should community centers be, this could have a tremendous impact on the future of parks and rec in Topeka," said Knight.

If approved, the company would begin work on June 1st.

Knight told 13 News it would take between nine and 11 months to develop a plan.


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