To meet the community's aquatic needs, the City of Grove retained Kimley-Horn & Associates and Counsilman-Hunsaker, to provide aquatic options regarding the design and construction for a future aquatic center.
The objective of the Feasibility Study was to identify and evaluate current aquatic programming and establish a needs analysis for aquatic space for the City of Grove's future aquatic center.
The Feasibility Study developed several scenarios for continuing aquatic improvement for the City of Grove. Each scenario provided concepts and projected costs for aquatic components.
As of July 2008, it was reported in the Grove Sun Daily that the city is moving forward with plans to build a small outdoor family aquatic center at the Grove Sports Complex. The center is slated for construction just west of Jim Beauchamp Baseball Field, and has a current price tag of between $3,400,000 and $5,000,000.
The future outdoor aquatics center will include an outdoor 5,467 sq. ft. leisure pool, 700 sq. ft. tot pool with a slide, 8-12” deep toddler pool, and shade structures.
Funding is currently underway for this project to be developed by the 2009-2010 fiscal year.