The new pool features a water slide, aquatic climbing wall and splash park at the city’s newest park located at 1334 Church St. S.E. Council members unanimously approved $676,500 for the new 25-meter pool and splash park in February as a replacement for a 42 year-old pool that was troubled by maintenance problems and did not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Tri-Con Construction of Cleveland was the contractor selected to build the pool and splash park for $549,500 and $147,000 respectively. After a $20,000 deduction for being selected to build both projects, the cost was $676,500. Community Development Block Grants paid $109,000. The remaining $566,500 was paid by the city from increased sales tax receipts.
The entry fees will be $2 for children 12 and under and $3 for adults. The pool will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
South Cleveland Community Center Director Rita Hannah, who watched as the old pool was being built, said she is hopeful of hosting swim meets and starting a swim club.