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City Asking for Resident Input on Aquatics Capital Improvement Project

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The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is looking for feedback from area residents to develop a long-term plan to invest in the City’s aquatics programs and facilities over the coming years.

Residents can fill out an online survey here, to provide feedback about how frequently they use the aquatics facilities, which locations they visit, improvements they would like to see and more. The survey will be available through Saturday, May 15.

“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.”

The Department will gather survey results and host future public meetings over the next year to shape the Columbus Aquatics Capital Improvement Project.

The first public meeting via Zoom will specifically address improvements at the Glenwood Pool (Hilltop/West Side) and Windsor Pool (Linden). The meeting will take place on Thursday, May 13 from 6 – 8 p.m. Residents can register here.

The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department currently manages eight outdoor pools, one indoor pool at the Columbus Aquatics Center and seven spray parks and fountains.

The City of Columbus did not open its pools during summer 2020 due to the pandemic. A decision has not yet been made in regards to opening the pools this summer.

“We are working toward opening pools this summer-we know having a safe place to have fun and keep cool in summer is important to residents,” the department said. “The safety of residents and staff continues to remain our top priority and we’re consulting with Columbus Public Health to determine how we can open our pools in a safe manner.”

For more information, visit columbusaquatics.org.

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