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A concept plan for a new aquatic facility includes waterslides and a little-seen climbing wall.

City of Farmington zeroes in on pool plan

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Farmington’s outdoor pool gets to be a pretty busy place during the hot days of summer. But the pool has been open for 44 years, and city officials are not sure how many more years it will be able to operate.


A possible solution to that problem was introduced this week when consultant USAquatics shared a recommendation for a new, $7- to $10 million aquatic facility with the Farmington Parks and Recreation Commission and the Farmington City Council.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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