The Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department is nearing the start of a comprehensive master plan that will take a deep dive into overall planning of the department’s future.
Director Aaron Stewart says a community survey is due to come before the city commission next month, with an early fall rollout likely.
Stewart says once the survey is completed, Parks & Rec should have a better understanding of the community’s needs and wants, including a measure on how much the community is willing to support funding of a potential indoor waterpark.
Stewart estimates such a project would carry a roughly $40 million price tag.
Feedback will also be sought on the roughly $10 million budget for CiCo Park that will include turf improvements for the ball fields and upgrading the tennis courts.
Stewart says the department is also hoping to have a design-build contract in hand by next month for upcoming CiCo Park improvements.