White Pool Update - June 2017
Join us on Thursday June 8, 2017 for a ground breaking event celebrating the start of the White Pool renovation. We will have a simple cookout organized by Intrepid Athletics and recognize individuals that helped make this possible. Congratulations to Russell Construction Services for landing the pool bid!
Starting on Friday June 9th the entire park will be closed to maintain a safe working environment. The rims will be removed from the basketball courts and the tennis gates locked. There are additional tennis courts available at Rotary Park and Monsignor Connor Park @ Meadow Street. Additional basketball courts can be found at Monsignor Connor and Rutland Intermediate School. We have numerous other playgrounds throughout the city - Justin Thomas, River Street, Baxter Street, Monsignor Connor, Rotary and there are playgrounds at three city schools - RIS, NW and NE.
White Pool Update - Spring 2017
Yes, the design includes two pools!
- The competition pool will have six lanes to allow for lap swimming and a place for our swim team. We will have one diving board in the pool with enough room to maintain a lap lane during most public swim times. The pool will have bottom anchors to allow for large floats in the future. We will even have anchors for a future climbing wall!
- The family pool will have the zero-entry area with water features to enhance the fun for all ages from our tots to our youth. While we had to cut out our large slide, we will have a smaller slide which will add a new feature for our community. The family pool includes a 3 lane 15-yard area that will be perfect for swim lessons, our mini star program and adult fitness.
- The pool is going back out to bid end of March and the bids will be due April 25th. We anticipate awarding the bid on May 10th with construction starting end of May/early June. We will hold a ground break celebration once the bid has been awarded and contract signed.
- Over the late spring and early summer, we will analyze the existing bathhouse to see if it is feasible to renovate the building to meet current codes. If not, we will work with the Mayor and BOA to determine next steps to fund the replacement of the existing building.
The pool at White Park 1970 - 2014
The pool at Rotary Park 1929 - 1972
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