MPRB: Design of renovated Phillips Community Center pool approved

Phillips Community Center

Schematic design of Phillips Community Center pool renovation approved

Phillips pool entry rendering

Rendering of the entryway after the renovation is complete, which is expected May 2017

Numerous public and private partners contribute to $5.4 million upgrade

Phillips Community Center exterior

Existing 6-lane pool will be restored, new 4-lane teaching pool added

On October 21, 2015, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) of Commissioners approved the schematic design of renovations planned for the Phillips Community Center Aquatics Facility.

The state of Minnesota, Hennepin County Youth Sports Program, MPRB, Minneapolis Public Schools and local non-profit Minneapolis Swims all contributed funding to reimagine and rebuild this crucial community asset.

The existing six-lane indoor pool, which opened in 1973 and closed in 2008, will be renovated and the second-floor spectator seating refurbished.

New elements slated for the aquatics facility include a four-lane teaching pool, two locker/changing rooms, lobby, reception, staff office, lifeguard room, public restrooms and realigned entryway.