Aquatic Center

The Aquatic Center will be opening July 1, 2020 at noon! Watch our social media pages for updates and events! REMINDER! Children 8 and under must be accompanied by someone who is 14 years of age and older. Those who are under the age of 8 and arrive at the pool alone will not be admitted to the Aquatic Center. REMINDER! Diapers can not be changed in the pool area. 

The City has decided to open the New Holstein Aquatic Center on July 1, 2020 with limited access. We are sad to report that there will be no swim lessons, water aerobics or lap swim this season.

The Center will operate 7 days a week, weather permitting, from 12 noon to 8:00 PM. These times could change due to staff size, so please call ahead before your visit. We will do our best to open the slides, but this will depend on staffing for the day.

One daily admission has been set at $5.00 per day for all visitors, children age 2 and under are still free.

Staff will be sanitizing the public spaces in our pool facilities throughout the day. Your safety and the safety of our staff is our top priority!

 The concession stand will be closed for the season. Visitors will be allowed to bring in non-alcoholic beverages when entering the facility. Hand stamps will be provided to allow patrons to exit the facility to use the park to enjoy food or snacks. Food consumption and carry-ins are not allowed within the facility at this time. The City will continue to monitor COVID-19 and will adjust this plan if needed.

Please call ahead or check out the Aquatic Center’s page on Facebook to find out what the schedule will be for the day. The City is hiring lifeguards, if you are interested, please contact City Hall.

 

At this time, the city does not recommend that people use these facilities because of the potential risk to contract and spread COVID-19. If citizens choose to use parks, buildings and facilities, we advise you to:

 

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK

 

  • Practice social distancing and avoid close contact with others outside your household. The CDC recommends maintaining a physical distance of six feet from others.
  • Keep our parks safe; please stay home if you are sick.
  • Visitors are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes with them.
  • Practice good personal hygiene. Wash or sanitize your hands after touching surfaces.
  • Avoid touching your face. Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbows.
  • We are doing our best to maintain current levels of service, but please note that equipment and other surfaces in the parks are not being wiped down. Visitors are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes with them.

Aquatic Center
  • City Hall
  • Phone: 1-920-898-5766
  • 2110 Washington Street
  • Seasonal Contact
  • Phone: 1-920-898-1373 IN SEASON PHONE
Aquatic Center will be open for the 2020 season on July 1st Sunday thru Saturday 12 noon to 8 PM. HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO THE WEATHER AND POOL ATTENDANCE, THIS IS AN OUTDOOR FACILITY SO CALL AHEAD IF THE WEATHER IS QUESTIONABLE. 920-898-1373

  • Shower before entering the pool.

  • Shower after playing in the sand area.

  • Flotation devices must be approved by the aquatic center director.

  • Appropriate swimwear is required. No cut off jean shorts.

  • Swimmers under the age of 8 must be supervised by someone over the age of 14.

  • No alcohol or tobacco allowed inside the Aquatic Center fencing.

  • Swim diapers must be worn by all children who are not toilet trained. (Swim diapers are available at the front desk.)

  • All clothing and personal items must be placed in lockers or baskets. The New Holstein Aquatic Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  • The New Holstein Aquatic Center staff has the authority to remove patrons who fail to adhere to rules and/or endanger the safety of other patrons or facility staff.

  • If you have been feeling ill with symptoms of diarrhea within the past two days, please do not enter the pool.

Background

In 2004, the New Holstein Park & Recreation Commission recognized that based on the age of the municipal pool, which opened in 1961, and from discussions with Kubiak Pools and Stubenrauch Architects on the condition of the swimming pool, it was time to evaluate the future of the city’s municipal pool. Mayor Ron Karrels and the Common Council created a Swimming Pool Committee and appointed 16 members from the community to serve on that committee. The committee received proposals from three pool consultants and eventually selected Aquatica Design, LLC, to evaluate the municipal pool to determine if renovating the pool was feasible. In December of 2005, Aquatica Design presented a study to the committee that included a demographic analysis, an evaluation of the pool and bathhouse, two renovation options and a new construction concept. After considering the study and the cost of renovating, the committee came to the conclusion that it was not financially feasible to renovate the existing pool, and recommended to the Common Council that the committee investigate the construction of a new aquatic center.

New Aquatic Center Study

In March of 2006, the committee began investigating the construction of a new aquatic facility. Data was gathered on existing indoor and outdoor aquatic centers that were recently constructed. Data included construction costs and annual operating revenues and expenses. In August of 2006, the committee completed its investigation, evaluated the financial data gathered on indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities, and recommended to the Council to have the committee pursue the construction of a new outdoor facility. The Common Council accepted the committee’s recommendation, and in November, the City contracted with Aquatica Design, LLC, to prepare a site analysis, facility needs analysis, and design a new aquatic facility. The site analysis was completed in March of 2007, and Mr. Bill Rollins with Aquatica Design, LLC, presented the findings to the committee. In April, the committee completed a facility needs analysis exercise, and in May, Aquatica Design presented a preliminary aquatic center design to the committee. The initial design was revised, based on input from the committee, and a revised design was presented and accepted by the committee.

New Aquatic Center

The new aquatic facility is a very important amenity that is needed in the community. The aquatic center provides swimming lessons for both children and adults living in the area, and offers an attractive outdoor recreation amenity to individuals considering making New Holstein their home. Neighboring communities have indoor facilities, thus an outdoor facility sets us apart from them, and continues to help make New Holstein a viable city for families looking for a community to live, work and play in.

The new aquatic center would be a zero-depth/beach-entry design. Features would include: runout slides, floor fountain jet play areas, interactive play features, a child’s slide, a diving board, a drop slide, a whirl cove, two lap lanes and a sand play area.

The bathhouse would include men’s and women’s restroom/changing areas, a handicap restroom/family changing room, a concession room, a rentable party/meeting room and storage areas.

Construction of the new facility would begin in August of 2008, with completion in June of 2009. The new aquatic center would be constructed at basically the same site as the existing pool, however, the facility would be pushed further to the southeast, and orientated to utilize the city’s existing parking lot. The estimated cost, projected for the 2008-2009 construction seasons, is 2.5 million.

Fundraising

The Swimming Pool Committee has decided to move forward and begin a capital campaign to help pay for the project. The committee has worked hard developing the new aquatic center plan and is excited and committed to building a new aquatic center. Please help support this important community project and make a generous donation. Naming rights for the Aquatic Center, bathhouse, slides, and many other aquatic center features are available to anyone interested in making a significant contribution. Every gift of $500 or larger will be permanently recognized on a plaque to be located at the Aquatic Center.