Another pool bites the dust

Demolition of the Eastwood Park wading pool began July 9 as the city converts the facility into a splash pad.

A July 10 news release said a review of the pool found that the foundation of the pool was severely cracked and aged and required significant upgrades to meet current standards. The decision to convert it to a splash pad also took into consideration that splash pads use less water than wading pools, which must be drained and refilled daily.

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The city says that the Eastwood ball diamond will not be affected by work on the wading pool area.

The indoor Norplex Pool was shut down permanently Feb. 13 due to critical infrastructure and safety issues. The Juniper Park wading pool remains open and is the site of swimming lessons for children aged three to six until Aug. 9.

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