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Clarksville Family Aquatic Center to remain closed in 2016 for renovations

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CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- The Clarksville Family Aquatic Center will remain closed until 2017 while the facility undergoes renovations. 

That's according to a news release from the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department.  

The aquatic center opened in 1995, and after more than 20 years in service it's beginning to show its age. Even before a pipe break shut operations down for several days in 2015, the Clarksville Parks &  Recreation Department had begun researching possible changes to the facility to update equipment, replace aging pipes, and provide an overall better experience for our residents. 

The aquatic center was also facing changing market trends, along with a consistent problem of finding enough lifeguards for the season.

The most notable change to the Clarksville Family Aquatic Center will be the addition of a large splash pad which will be unique to the southern Indiana area. The splash pad will replace the current zero-depth pool area, and will include new play structures, water slides, discovery streams, and other additional water play features. 

Not only will the change from a zero-depth pool to a splash pad allow the facility to open earlier and close later in the season, it will also allow us to lower our required number of lifeguards by more than half. 

The redevelopment will also include adding more efficient pool pumps and equipment which will help save on water and chemical usage/costs.

The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department was working to complete this project during the Winter/Spring season in order to open in May 2016.  Unfortunately due to time restraints and other factors, the project will need to be completed over the summer months. 

For this reason, the Clarksville Family Aquatic Center will not open for the 2016 season.


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