Aquatic Center’s three pools slowly filling up
by Joshua Sharpe
March 23, 2013 11:49 PM | 3577 views | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
From left, Director of Recreation and Parks Agency Bryan Reynolds, Aquatics Manager Kim Baker and Recreation Division Director Neely Motiejunas inspect the progress of the pool filling at the Cherokee County Aquatic Center on Friday afternoon. <br> Staff/Todd Hull
From left, Director of Recreation and Parks Agency Bryan Reynolds, Aquatics Manager Kim Baker and Recreation Division Director Neely Motiejunas inspect the progress of the pool filling at the Cherokee County Aquatic Center on Friday afternoon.
Staff/Todd Hull
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Water began flowing at the Cherokee County Aquatic Center last week, with its swimming pools, slowly but surely, getting water.

Cherokee County Recreation and Parks Association Director Bryan Reynolds said Friday that it’s a slow-flowing, uneventful process filling the center’s three pools of varying sizes, but when it’s done, the recreation hub will hold approximately 1 million gallons of water.

Construction on the facility, which cost the county almost $16 million, began just over a year ago and, Reynolds said, is nearing its end.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony has been scheduled for 10 a.m. on May 9 and an all-day open house at 10 a.m. on May 11.

Passes for the Cherokee County Aquatic Center

are available on CRPA’s website, CRPA.net
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Park Bond Budget?
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March 25, 2013
I read in the Trbune that the Aqutic Center was budgeted for $10 million dollars under the Park Bond list of projects in 2008 and actually ended up costing the taxpayers $20 million. Also, I've reviewed the 'Parks for Cherokee" website and it appears that approximately 25% of the projects are even started. Where are all the projects that the county manager promised us would be finished by now? The Park Bond's $90 millon budget is about all spent. What a shame!
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