The Wood River Aquatic Center will open Saturday, and crews are hopeful the maintenance performed in preparation will head off any problems during the season. In recent years the pool has been resurfaced, removing rough edges and splinters, and drains and pumps have been replaced. New pricing was introduced a couple of years ago, and city leaders say that was a well-received move.
Recreation Supervisor Jason Woody says they are filling the pool today and tomorrow, and keeping an eye on the weather forecast.
Prices at the facility remain the same as last year: $1 for toddlers 2 years old and younger, $7 for children 3-16, adults 16-54 are $8, and new is a $7 rate for seniors 55 and older.