Lowell and South Pool Information – February 2024
On Tuesday, February 13, Boise City Council approved $160,000 to resume planning efforts related to Lowell and South Pools, which will appear as an interim budget change (IBC) request. The funds are being used to update potential designs and cost estimates for both pools. The work to complete the new cost analysis is expected to take up to four months.
“I remain committed to opening Lowell and South Pools as soon as possible,” said Mayor Lauren McLean. “However, the cost estimates the city has on file from 2021 and 2022 are out of date and need to be updated so Boise City Council can have the important discussions necessary to determine the future of these two city pools.”
Based on community outreach efforts, alternatives the city is studying for both Lowell and South Pools include:
- Bringing the pools up to code and meeting accessibility standards
- Reimagining the pools on site with the opportunity to preserve the historic Art Deco entrances
Boise Parks and Recreation will continue to keep the community updated as next steps in the planning process are determined.