Nancy Tyra-Lukens aquatic center

Mayor Ron Case and former Mayor Nancy Tyra-Lukens.

When Eden Prairie residents take a dip in the Community Center pool this summer, it will be in the newly-named Nancy Tyra-Lukens Aquatic Center.

The Eden Prairie City Council dedicated the Aquatics Center for former Mayor Tyra-Lukens at the June 18 meeting after a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier in the day. Tyra-Lukens was Eden Prairie’s longest-serving mayor; current Mayor Ron Case is her successor.

“She served the community for many years and cared about all residents and their quality of life,” Parks and Recreation Director Jay Lotthammer wrote in a news release from the city.

The Nancy Tyra-Lukens Aquatic Center is at 16700 Valley View Road.

Eden Teller is the multimedia reporter for Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about fostering productive conversations and empowering communities. When she's not reporting, she can be found reading a book, on a hike or tackling home improvement projects.

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