City of Columbus to Launch Aquatics Capital Improvement Project
COLUMBUS, OH – Columbus Recreation and
Parks Department currently manages eight outdoor pools and one indoor pool at
the Columbus Aquatics Center. The aquatics program also includes seven spray
parks and fountains, which are fun options for small children to cool off safely
during the hot summer.
Many of the existing
pools and aquatic facilities within the City of Columbus are in need of
improvements to better serve residents. To make sure these facilities and the
related programming continue to meet the needs of the community, Columbus
Recreation and Parks Department is leading the Columbus Aquatics Capital
Improvement Project to learn what the public needs and wants in their aquatics
facilities and programs.
“It is critical for our
department to get feedback from our residents on how our aquatics facilities
can better meet their needs,” said Paul Rakosky, interim director of Columbus
Recreation and Parks Department. “We are excited to begin the process of
improving our pools and aquatics facilities around the City, and getting input
from our residents is a crucial step forward.”
All residents are asked
to fill out an online survey about the aquatics facilities in the city, which
will be available through Saturday, May 15. Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ACIPSurvey.
An online public meeting
specifically focusing on improvements at Glenwood Pool and Windsor Pool will be
held on Thursday, May 13, from 6-8 p.m. via Zoom. Both of these facilities have
been identified for renovations by Columbus Recreation and Parks Department,
and the feedback from residents through the online survey will be used to make
improvements to the Glenwood and Windsor pools. Sign up for the public meeting
The results of the
survey and future public meetings over the next year about aquatics facilities
will be used to develop a comprehensive plan for aquatics, which will continue
to provide opportunities for community gathering places, enjoying outdoor
recreation and developing skills for healthy lifestyles. Additional online
public meetings will be announced later this year.
More information about
the project is available online at columbusaquatics.org.