Ewert Pool Study
The City of Joplin is currently doing a study on Ewert Pool related to overall pool usage in Joplin and various options on how this facility/area could be utilized in the future for the best interests of our citizens and community.
The City has hired Waters Edge Aquatic Design to help complete this study. Their team will review the current facility to provide an assessment, while also conducting public meetings to discuss a number of options on how the City of Joplin can continue to provide recreational opportunities in this area, whether through the existing pool or adding other amenities.
We want to hear from you!
We welcome your input about this project. We are in the information gathering stage, so it's time to dream a little and think about Joplin's future at Ewert Park!
The survey should take about 10 minutes to compete and will end on Thursday, August 27, 2020.
Ewert Pool was opened in 1925, and was one of five pools in Joplin in the 1940s and 1950s. In 2003, it was renovated into Joplin's first aquatic center through the passage of the Parks and Stormwater 1/4-cent sales tax in 2001.
Joplin has two other aquatic centers located at Schifferdecker Park and Cunningham Park. Of the three facilities, Ewert sees the least amount of annual visitors with 3,500 admissions; Schifferdecker has 25,500; and Cunningham has 7,600 visitors during the summer. In recent years, staffing three facilities has been a challenge fro the City, due to a variety of factors including wages, staff schedules, and number of applicants.
As the City reviews the best use for Ewert Pool, it is important to hear from our citizens about their ideas. In providing a safe and fun environment for all ages, recreation amenities should address the different needs of the public while being fiscally responsible to the community as a whole.
The City has asked Waters Edge Aquatic Design to evaluate and answer the following questions:
- Does the City of Joplin need three pools?
- What is the appropriate number of pools for a community of Joplin's size?
- Provide a current structural analysis of Ewert Pool.
July 2020 - Phase 1: Facility & Community Analysis
August/September 2020 - Phase 2: Public Outreach & Concept Design
- In-Person Opportunities
- August 20, 2020: Ewert Park, Shelter #1, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
- September 2020 (date and location TBD)
- The Community Survey is open until Thursday, August 27, 2020. Click here to take the survey and provide your input!
- In-Person Opportunities
October/November 2020 - Phase 3: Report to City Council
Submit Your Feedback!
Do you have a question about the project? Something not addressed in the survey? Click here to send us your feedback!