Members of the community including mayors, and those directly involved in the design and construction of the aquatic center gathered off Gresham Parkway to .
The $15.7 million recreational center is slated to open spring 2013.
The complex off Sixes Road will be comprised of a 48,000 indoor facility, and an 18,000 square foot outdoor leisure pool and deck area. The center will include an indoor 50-meter competition pool with spectator seating for 700; an indoor 25-yard recreational pool with warmer water for therapy, exercise and instruction; two indoor poolside classrooms and party rooms; a spacious lobby; and seating areas with pool overlook. The outdoor leisure pool will include features such as an aquatic play structure, water cannons, a zero-depth entry area with geysers and deck sprays, a current channel and basketball hoops. A concession stand, generous locker rooms and family restrooms will serve both the indoor and outdoor facilities.
The facility will have five full-time employees, as well as part-time staff, such as lifeguards and water safety instructors.