Costello Construction Wins Contract for $4 Million Herbert Wells Ice Rink and Ellen E. Linson Swimming Pool
Construction slated to begin September 2013

COLUMBIA, Md. — Costello Construction, a Maryland-based firm providing general construction services to public and private-sector clients, is pleased to announce it has been selected by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission to renovate the Herbert Wells Ice Rink and Ellen E. Linson Swimming Pool located in College Park, MD. This nearly 40,000-square-foot, $4 million project is expected improve the conditions of the existing ice rink facility and provide an upgraded official practice facility for the University of Maryland’s hockey team. The second component of the project, the update to the swimming pool, is also expected to be an attractive destination for residents in the surrounding community.

The facility will feature a 9,300-square-foot swimming pool with a diving well and a 240-square-foot wading pool. The main pool will consist of a six-lane, 25-yard competition pool as well as leisure areas with tumble buckets, drop slides and floatables. Costello Construction will also perform the renovation and reconfiguration of the existing facility’s interior. This includes updating five locker rooms, a multipurpose room, a skate rental area and office support spaces. Additionally, the team will be installing a fire alarm system and automatic sprinkler system throughout the entire facility. This is Costello Construction’s second time teaming up with the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. They last worked together on the design build and renovation of the Allentown Splash Park in the fall of 2012.

The construction of the new 2,000-square-foot bathhouse facility will include showers, toilet rooms and lifeguard support spaces, and it also boasts a control/guard center and ticket booth. The entire project will be completed in two phases to accommodate the University of Maryland hockey team, ensuring the team has a place to practice during the renovations.

“We are excited to be partnering with the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission again,” said Kevin Tarantino, project manager at Costello Construction. “This project gives us the opportunity to improve an existing facility while also creating a space that the community can truly enjoy.”

Costello Construction will begin work in September and anticipates that the project will take 14 months to complete. Costello Construction will self-perform more than 25 percent of the project utilizing its own forces—a unique ability that the firm possesses.

About Costello Construction

Since 1993, Costello Construction has provided general construction services to public and private clients throughout the mid-Atlantic region. We have a well-earned reputation for building structures of the highest quality on time, under budget and with an unwavering commitment to safety. Our skilled team of industry professionals, combined with a fleet of wholly owned heavy equipment, enables us to self-perform a wide range of construction services from excavation to underground utilities and from building and site concrete to carpentry work. For more information, visit