City Of Wayne Old Lagoon Redevelopment ‘Stool To Cool’ Survey Deadline Is July 1

WAYNE – City of Wayne officials are requesting community members complete a survey titled ‘Stool to Cool’ pertaining to the old lagoon redevelopment.

According to a release from the City of Wayne, the group is in the beginning process of redeveloping the old lagoon area into a large public space for parks and recreation.

Located near the Summer Sports Complex, nearly 30 acres of potential space will be made available after the City of Wayne completes the installation of fence around a newly designated area in the old lagoon space. This area could serve for future treatment plant needs, a holding area for sludge pressings or even an emergency situation where sewerage could be held for a limited time. Noswett Fencing & Decks out of Columbus, Nebraska was awarded the bid of $25,426.51 and is expecting to complete the project by the end of August.

“Stool to Cool” Council Task Force officials are requesting three items you think should be included in the new space for people to use. The survey will close on Thursday, July 1, 2021.

The task force will look at the input and then report back to the full council to continue discussion on the items they want to see in this recreation area. You can also reach out to City of Wayne staff, councilmembers or mayor Cale Giese to give your input.


An update will be given about the lagoon redevelopment survey along with a recreational development update during the Wayne City Council mini retreat this week.

Council will be hosting their planning retreat on Tuesday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m. from the Wayne Fire Hall. Agenda and virtual meeting information can be found at

Councilmembers will go over several retreat topics highlighting a water update, commercial food trucks, videotaping council meetings, sidewalk improvement districts, 4th street development, update on Civic and Community Center Financing Planning grant, historic buildings, disputes on water/sewer bills, alley parking/new construction/owner responsibility/runoff, community redevelopment authority and Juneteenth holiday.


Also, a reminder from the City of Wayne Police Department on when fireworks can be discharged inside city limits. From June 25 through July 3 they can be discharged between the hours of 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. while on July 4 they’re between the hours of 8 a.m. and midnight.