Edmond's Pelican Bay Getting $6.3 Million Upgrade

Pelican Bay in Edmond is one step closer to getting some upgrades. This comes after city leaders say the park leaked thousands of gallons of water a day over the past few summers.

Friday, May 17th 2024, 4:54 pm

By: News 9, Bobbie Miller


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Pelican Bay in Edmond is one step closer to getting some upgrades.

This comes after city leaders say the park leaked thousands of gallons of water a day over the past few summers.

City leaders say Minor repairs were made over the winter months to reduce some of the water loss ahead of this season, which opens in one week.

But now city leaders are looking at a more long-term solution, instead of constantly patching small issues.

This week council members heard from architects on plans to improve the park, costing more than $6.3 million.

"I have driven by that pool and it gets packed. It is definitely a used resource for many kiddos and families and different events so I think it's well worth the investment," Councilmember Tom Robin stated.

The facilities layout will not be changing but there will be ADA upgrades.

Pumps and most splash pad features will also be replaced.

Officials say the beloved Pelican will stay, it will just be refinished.

Safety flooring at the splash pad will also be upgraded and the entire pool deck will be replaced.

Designs could begin as early as the end of this month with construction able to begin at the end of the 2025 swim season.

Pelican Bay will open for this season on Saturday. Children under the age of 13 must be with an adult for the entire visit.

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