WORTHINGTON - Worthington is on track to offer a lot of new outdoor fun by Memorial Day.

The Worthington City Council unanimously approved to begin advertising for construction bids for its new Beach Nook at Centennial Park during its Monday meeting.  

Considered a priority project, Worthington Public Works Director Todd Wietzema said the design phase has been completed. Demolition of the current Beach Nook, as well as utility and groundwork for the new structure, is slated to begin this fall. The contracted completion date is anticipated to be mid-May, which is synchronized with the anticipated completion of the city’s approved new splash pad.

The new Beach Nook will feature men’s and women’s restrooms, a year-round family restroom, indoor and outdoor showers, storage areas, a concession area, a patio and solar power to decrease the electrical usage.

Bids will begin being advertised on Wednesday and will be opened and considered Sept. 6, with anticipated city council action on Sept. 10.

The city’s goal is to have the project fully completed during the off-season.


For more on Monday’s city council meeting, pick up Wednesday’s edition of The Globe or visit dglobe.com.