Boonville Pool Still Scheduled to Open on Time
BOONVILLE - Despite this month's harsh weather, the new Boonville Swimming and Recreation Center is still scheduled to open Memorial Day Weekend. Parks and Recreation Director Gary Nauman says some crew members only missed one day of work during the storm. They were able to shift from working on the pool surface to working on the pipe system in the pump room.
By contrast, this week's spring-like weather has allowed for crews to return to work outdoors. They were scheduled to begin filling the pool with water on Tuesday to observe evaporation and water-level rates.
Nauman says the new pool is more family friendly than the old pool, and at 9,300 square feet, it is almost double the size. It will include a competition pool for the local YMCA swim team, two new slides and a play area for children. The plans for the pool include a lazy river to be built in the future.