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For Immediate Release
News Date: April 16, 2021

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:

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 at

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