Time to pledge for Community Center swimming pool
Plans are under way to kick off the capital campaign for the construction of Phase II, the Aquatic Center at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Friends of the Community Center will meet Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center to outline the campaign. The public is invited to attend.
A partnership has been formed within our community. Friends of the Community Center, a group of 20 plus volunteers, has stepped forward to assist in seeing this project to completion. The Parks and Recreation Department will oversee construction of the addition and continue with the day-to-day operation and upkeep of the facility. And the Two Rivers Community Foundation will collect, manage and distribute monies for the construction of the project while providing donors with the best charitable deduction. These three groups are working in concert to complete the task of creating a cultural and recreational facility for the City of Glenwood Springs and our surrounding communities.
A total of $1,164,000 has been pledged toward the campaign. Alpine Bank, WestStar Bank, the Hot Springs Lodge and Pool and Sunlight Mountain Resort are a few of the businesses that have come out early to show support for the project.
The 11,000-square-foot Aquatic Center will be built on the north side of the Community Center facing Midland Avenue. The new addition will feature a 25-meter-by-25-yard pool, which offers the most versatile use to the public, meets the needs of competitive swim programs and includes water-play amenities to attract increased leisure use. The design incorporates a diving well; a deep end for scuba, water aerobics or polo; zero-depth entry for small children or the elderly; and rehabilitation and handicapped access. A Jacuzzi area is also planned.
Pledge forms can be picked up at the front desk of the Community Center or printed from http://www.soprisbarracuda.com. Our campaign slogan – LAP – Let’s All Pledge, was adopted to show that this is a grass-roots effort which requires the support of our whole community. Get involved!
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