PARKERSBURG, W.Va.-(WTAP) Update: 5/15/2019
Parkersburg Mayor Tom Joyce announced at Tuesday’s City Council meeting that the City Park Pool and Splash Pad will be open beginning Friday, May 31 at noon. Admission that day to both City Park and Southwood Park Pools will be free to all attendees. Each family present at the City Park pool that day will be eligible to win a free family summer pool pass.
The Grand Opening celebration, beginning at 11:30 AM, is open to the public and will include city leadership, representatives from Hunt Valley Contractors, as well as some of the area children who were present for the groundbreaking on September 4, 2018.
In a news release, the city noted the assistance of several project sponsors, including the Spartan Foundation, McDonough Foundation, Ross Foundation, Highmark WV,
Sisters Health Foundation, and the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation.
Parkersburg's mayor says renovations to the City Park pool are 85% complete.
Mayor Tom Joyce had a look Wednesday at the work, including construction of a new splash pad, ahead of the summer season.
Work began on the project in the summer of 2018, but Joyce says construction crews have taken advantage of warmer weather to make a lot of progress.
"I know on several occasions, as recently as this week," the mayor said, "They've been out here until 7,8:00 at night, making sure things are being done to the specifications of all the bids and criteria. It's really coming along well."
A grand opening could take place in a few weeks, but the mayor notes the pool and nearby concession stand still need a health department inspection.
Some smaller renovations are also planned for the Southwood Park pool.