Manatee County Government Administrative Center Manatee Room, Fourth Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 19, 2016
April 19, 2016 - Work Session
Agenda Item #2

John Marble Recreation Complex Pool Proposed Improvements


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director, Parks and Natural Resources
Ext. 6001

Action Requested
No Action Requested.  Report Only.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
F.S. 125

Background Discussion
  • Manatee County staff wishes to update the Commission on proposals to transform the seasonal use of John Marble pool to a year-round operation with the addition of pool water heaters and overhead lighting.  Moving to year-round operations will provide additional programming opportunities for utilization of the pool as well as additional revenue potential from rentals, contracted swim lessons, and rentals from area swim team organizations.
  • The presentation evaluates upgrades to the existing pool for heat and light only; additional upgrades to the pool facility and locker rooms for an even broader utilization with the incorporation of additional pool deck space, shade structures, and construction of a shallow entry point for bathers (zero entry); and finally, the report details upgrades proposed in the future to improve full recreational utilization of the many assets of John Marble Park including the addition of a new splash park, renovations to the existing gymnasium, and upgrades to the grounds and playgrounds.
  • Additional costs are identified to support each level of improvement, including additional capital costs required, additional staffing requirements, additional operational costs, and projected offsetting revenues.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
General Revenue, Impact Fees, and other diversified funding sources, if available

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Dependent upon the options chosen as identified in the report.

Attachment:  Final Draft John H Marble.pdf
Attachment:  Follow Up Memo - John Marble Pool.pdf