BG pool opening lags behind due to weather PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 31 May 2013 09:27
Workers move a section of slide that will be used for the new pool. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Sentinel-Tribune)
With all of the concrete poured and construction of the slide underway, Bowling Green Parks and Recreation officials are still planning for a June 15 opening of the new BG City Pool and Waterpark at City Park.
Director of Parks and Recreation Dr. Michelle Grigore said the pool and other city staff will be busy installing equipment in the concession stand and office. The city's information technology staff is working on getting wireless service and security cameras installed.
She said fencing around the pool will be one of the last things completed to allow crews easier access to the facility.
Once the pool is filled, guards and staff will drill and learn how to operate the facility.
Raffle tickets for a chance to be the first person down the new slide or float in the Lazy River are being sold for $1 each or six for $5 at the Community Center.
The project was made possible by a $3.8 million bond issue approved by voters in March 2012.
Construction began last fall after the old pool and bathhouse were demolished.
The city had hoped the pool would open June 1 but weather problems have pushed back the date.

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