Bacon Aquatic Center -
Next week the Bacon Aquatic Center will hold its Grand Opening. Work is almost complete on the pool area and Gillette Park will be finished shortly after. Photo by Mike Leckband
Following a fill that started 11 a.m. Sunday and took about 24 hours, the new Bacon Aquatic Center is about complete.
The Grand Opening, Dedication and Community Plunge for the Bacon Aquatic Center will be held on Monday, June 18. The event will begin with a community meal starting at 5:30 p.m. at the aquatic center. (Free will offering to cover meal cost).
Finishing touches -
One of the finishing touches that crews are doing at the Bacon Aquatic Center is the landscaping. Photo by Mike Leckband
The facilities will be open to viewing during the mealtime. At about 6:45 p.m. there will be a short dedication ceremony. At the conclusion of the dedication the aquatic center will be open to anyone in a swim suit who would like to try it out.
"This is a time of celebration for the thousands of people who have supported this project for so long" said John Cook, pool committee co-chairman. "When we come to the time of the Community Plunge, even those outside the fence should feel they are part of a truly memorable occasion."
Sweeping away -
Staff at the Bacon Aquatic Center have been spending the week sweeping and putting the final touches on the pool. Photo by Mike Leckband