The Wood River Aquatic Center has been living on borrowed time for several years. Maintenance and repair have nursed the pool through the last several years, but the city is looking at replacement options. The city council heard the findings of a feasibility study performed by water park consultants Counsilman - Hunsaker at Monday night's meeting.
The second of three options, with a projected cost of about $7-million, appears to have the most support from those involved in the process so far, according to Mayor Frank Akers. He tells The Big Z they won't rush to a decision on which way to proceed.
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he says finding a variety of funding sources might be the best way to raise the money. Those could include grants, fundraising, and sponsorships. The facility is more than 30 years old, and most experts say 20 years is the most you can expect to reliably get out of a water park of this type. The Aquatic Center will open for the season May 28.