Politics & Government

First public input meeting on Wichita swimming pools is Tuesday

A lifeguard at College Hill swimming pool
A lifeguard at College Hill swimming pool File photo

City officials are seeking public input on how to improve pools and possibly expand aquatics services.

If approved by City Council members, Wichita’s Park and Recreation Department would have a designated $18 million pool of money to use for aquatic-related capital improvements from 2017 to 2019.

The city has several options: repair and upgrade the current pools, replace pools with splash pads, close pools, open a central indoor pool or some combination of those.

Meetings will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center, 2755 E. 19th St., and at 6 p.m. on June 9, at Park Villa Community Facility, 1029 N. Bitting.

Troy Houtman, director of Park and Recreation, and Brian Hill, the city’s aquatics manager, will provide information at the meetings.

For more information, please contact the Wichita Park & Recreation office at 316-268-4361.

Reach Kelsey Ryan at 316-269-6752 or kryan@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @kelsey_ryan.

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