Early Childhood Education and Recreation Center

Project Description

The city of Oskaloosa, working in partnership with the Oskaloosa Community School District and Mahaska County, is constructing a new Early Childhood Education and Recreation Center building. The total combined project will be approximately 90,000 square feet to include an early childhood education center, a YMCA recreation/fitness center, outdoor surface parking, public/private streets, cycling/pedestrian ways, and stormwater management features.

Construction Plans

Project Location

The project will be constructed at 1521 Green Street, near the Lacey Sports Complex on approximately 12 aces.

Location Map


Project Schedule

  1. August 2019: Schematic Design documents complete
  2. November 2019: Design Development documents complete
  3. February 2020: Construction documents complete
  4. March 2020: Accept project bids and awards
  5. 2020 - 2022: Construction phase


Project Construction Estimate

Bonding and Insurance     $553,000
Playground Equipment     $100,000
Testing and Miscellaneous Studies       $88,000
Applications and Permits       $10,500
Professional Fees  $1,953,500
Furnishings, Fixtures, and Equipment     $755,000
Other Project Costs

Total Estimate


Project Funding

  • City of Oskaloosa
  • Oskaloosa Community School District
  • YMCA
  • Grants including Mahaska County Community Foundation City Challenge Grant awards of $15,000 in 2021 and $25,000 in 2020.