(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
TOPEKA -- The City of Topeka Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for 12:30 Saturday afternoon, May 28th, at the new Garfield Family Aquatic Center and renovated bath house in Garfield Park, 1600 NE Quincy.
Following the ceremony and ribbon cutting, visiting guests may tour the facility. The pool will open for business at 1:00 p.m.
The original Garfield pool was built in 1926. The new Garfield Family Aquatic Center features zero depth entry, a diving well, spray features, shade structures, floatable water features, mushroom waterfall, tot slide and an open flume slide.
The Topeka City Council approved the project in February of 2010 and construction began summer 2010. The project has been completed on budget and on time.
All City of Topeka Parks and Recreation Department pools will be open for business Saturday May 28. Hours and admission fees vary between pools. For information about hours and admission fees you may visit the City of Topeka website at www.topeka.org/parksrec, or call the main office number at 368-3838.