The Lake Elmo Park Reserve swimming pond will reopen on Monday, Aug. 1.
The swimming pond, built in 1986, was renovated this summer with a new liner, pipes that carry the water in and out of the pond and skimmers that filter the water.
More shade trees, benches and sidewalks were added to the area around the pond, as well as betterAmericans with Disabilities Act accessibility in the parking areas, picnic tables and a hard-surfaced, zero-depth entry to the pond. The depth of the pond was reduced from 6 feet deep, to 4 feet deep.
Funding for the project came from $1.4 million in grants from a combination of state and Metropolitan Council general obligation bonds and Parks and Trails Fund appropriations, according to a news release from Washington County.
Washington County plans to eventually make upgrades to the concession stands and lifeguard building.
A ribbon-cutting for the swimming pond is set for 2:30 p.m., Monday Aug. 1 at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
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