About the Project
The North Port City Commission instructed staff on May 22, 2017 to move forward with design and development of a Family Aquatic Center at Butler Park.
The City Commission voted 5-0 to approve the initial concept of an aquatic facility with amenities such as a 25-meter stretch pool, a lazy river, a kids activity pool with zero entry, two body flumes (or slides), a bowl slide, shade structures, a bath house with locker rooms, a small concession area, fencing, and more.
The City Commission also approved a contract with Kimley-Horn for the design, permitting, and construction management of the project.
The pool will be located at Butler Park in an area that encompasses the existing playground. The playground will be relocated to another area of Butler Park.
“We are thrilled to be moving forward with a project that we know the entire North Port community will enjoy,” said Sandy Pfundheller, General Services Director. “This aquatic center and anticipated programming will have something for everyone. The facility will not only enhance quality of life for our residents, it will also be an economic driver.”
At this time, the City has not determined any vending or concession needs for food or service providers.
For more information, contact the General Services Department at (941) 429-7113.
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The estimated project schedule is as follows (and may change):
|June 2017||Start Design Work|
|December 2017||Plans Complete|
|January 2018||Permitting Complete|
|February 2018||Advertise for Bids|
|March 2018||Contract Award|
|April 2018||Begin Construction|
|May 2019||Open to the Public|
As of mid-August 2017, 50 percent design plans have been received and are currently under review by the City.
Construction documents will be advertised for bid through DemandStar in early 2018. The General Contractor will be responsible for selection of any subcontractors and purchase any materials based on the design documents.
The North Port Aquatic Center has been a vision of the local community for several years. The City of North Port has an Aquatic Center Master Plan, which was developed in 2010. Here is a look at some of the history.