City of Dallas breaks ground for resort-style aquatic center

The $7.2 million aquatic facility is part of a master plan implemented in 2015.   File photo

The Dallas Park and Recreation Department broke ground this month for the first phase of a resort-style aquatic center slated to open in May.

A ceremony was held Aug. 5 at the Crawford Memorial Park and kicked off what Park and Recreation Department officials are calling a much-anticipated aquatics center.

“These family centers are long-awaited additions to the city’s aquatics program,” Dallas Park and Recreation Director Willis Winters said in a statement. “We are focused on offering residents and visitors unique water experiences in a modern facility that will exceed their recreational and leisure expectations.”

The $7.2 million aquatic facility is part of a master plan implemented in 2015 that brings a new focus to the park department. The aquatic centers will feature a resort-style feel and will include a multilevel children’s splash pool, a lap pool with eight lanes, and slides with a plunge pool. Plans also call for the facility to have shade pavilions and a lazy river.

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