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The Edina Aquatic Center is more than just an outdoor pool! Since 1958, both kids and adults have had fun swimming and splashing around, while creating lasting family memories. To celebrate those joyous moments, the Edina Aquatic Center will celebrate its 60th Anniversary this year with special events throughout the summer.

How can the Edina Aquatic Center improve the facility in the next decade?

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Stephanie Rasley 8 months ago

I love the facility! A couple ideas for improvements: - music not so loud; and - more healthy food options Thank you!

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Kaylin Eidsness admin 7 months ago

Thanks, Stephanie! What kind of healthy food options would you like to see available?

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Stephanie Rasley 7 months ago

Fruit, veggies, hummus, low sugar protein bars, meat sticks, string cheeese, low sugar yogurt, hard boiled eggs. Thx!

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Meghan Figueroa 7 months ago

Agree: Better, healthier concessions would be a HUGE improvement.

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Kaylin Eidsness admin 7 months ago

Thanks, Meghan! What kind of healthy food options would you like to see available?

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Amy Olson 7 months ago

Post food prices in even numbers to include tax. One of the main hold-ups in the concession line is kids who don't have enough money because they didn't know there was tax. The second hold up is the counting of change to accommodate final prices.

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Usha Abramovitz 7 months ago

We could take advantage of technology and perhaps allow families to fund small accounts at the pool for use by their kids/family members - sort of a credit to be used against purchases. These could have daily spend limits, or an option for texts to account holder (parents) to alert/approve purchase.

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Catherine Thurk 7 months ago

That would be a great idea!

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Usha Abramovitz 7 months ago

I would love to see something like the Eden Prairie Community Center, in Edina. At the very least, indoor lap pools, a place for all ages to play indoor sports, community rooms for group classes and community services events. We are so focused these days on commercializing Edina; it is time to take some of the returns on these investments and use them to put money back into connecting and revitalizing the existing residential community.

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Catherine Thurk 7 months ago

Love this amenity as well. I don't think it needs any major improvements. I guess I'd like to see the bathrooms a little cleaner. Also heather food - what about some salads or wraps? I agree with above post of actually having a "proper community center"- but this wouldn't be the location for it. This is a great outdoor summer amenity.

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The facility is pretty great already. Love that it has something for kids of all ages. If I could improve one thing, it would be to add more shade structures. Thanks!

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Jake Omodt 7 months ago

The St. Louis Park pool has drop-off slides which are pretty fun and cool. I enjoy going on them when I go there. I also think adding more shade structures would be a good idea.

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