Meeting will unveil possible Brookside designs

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — People interested in the future of the Brookside Pool facility are invited to attend a public input session at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W. Arrington St.

Paul Lehrman and his daughter, Jessie Lehrman, swim at the Brookside Pool on May 30, 2015, in Farmington.

The pool was closed last year due to health concerns related to the aging infrastructure. The city contracted with FBT Architects to create concept designs for options to replace the pool. The architects will be presenting four design options to the public during the meeting on Feb. 20. The presentation will also include cost estimates for building each of the designs.

The four designs include replacing the pool with a similar facility or with higher-cost models that include various play elements such as slides, according to a press release from the city Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs department. The PRCA hopes to gather public feedback about which design residents favor.

The city does not plan on raising taxes or cutting services to pay for the project, according to the press release.

Mike Duke, aquatics manager for the Farmington Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs department, examines the bottom of the Brookside Pool on April 25.