Albert Lea seeks input on rec facility upgrades

Albert Lea Rec. Center Survey

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(ABC 6 News) – As the city of Albert Lea considers how to maintain and update its recreational facilities, the city would like to hear resident’s thoughts.

“The equipment that needs replacing is beyond its life expectancy of 20 years or more. Other projects would save energy, and money, over the long run,” said Cathy Malakowsky, director of engagement and enrichment for the City of Albert Lea. “We also need to fix some accessibility problems.”

Projects include:

  • City Arena, 701 Lake Chapeau Drive
    $7.5 million net cost in projects ($9.9 million less $2.4 million in federal funding)
  • Aquatic Center, 321 James Ave.
    $1.5 million in projects
  • Marion Ross Performing Arts Center, 147 N. Broadway Ave.
    $360,000 in projects
  • Splash Pad, 107 Fountain St.
    $250,000 for restrooms

To share your thoughts, the city asks residents to take a survey or contact your city councilor. To see who represents you, check the ward map or visit the Minnesota Secretary of State website.