Plans move forward for Colburn Pool and Bay Beach

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) -- The Green Bay Parks Committee is determined to have Colburn Pool open by June 9, but first some necessary improvements need to be made.

Committee members say the pool needs to be re-caulked and a new pump needs to be installed, as required by the state health department.

Up to $200,000 will be used now to address these immediate repairs.

Alderman Chris Wery says the Parks Committee plans to develop a 20 year plan for the pool.

“The community is going to have a sigh of relief that this is going to be around for another 20 years and it can relax, it’s not going to be closed right away. It’s going to get the repairs it’s been needing for the past decade,” said Wery.

Current engineering plans are to be paid for from the exiting $3.5 million previously borrowed.

The Parks Committee also discussed more improvements to the bathhouse, concession stand, shower areas, and signage.

The committee is also looking at additional parking options.

The committee also approved applying for a $1 million Stewardship grant through the Wisconsin DNR to make improvements to Bay Beach.

Money from the grant will allow the city to construct a beach, pier, boardwalk, bathhouse and parking lot at Bay Beach Amusement Park.

The Parks Committee also approved purchasing parts to repair the YoYo ride at Bay Beach.

Repairs will be made by Chance Ride MFG Inc. at a total cost of $26,997.

Both items related to Bay Beach still need the approval of the City Council.