Summer facelift for Nelson Pool

Work to replace the outdoor pool and splash pad at Nelson Park just west of Appleby Line has begun. Burlington City Council approved funding from the city’s 2017 capital budget which will enable the construction of the new pool to start this fall.

“Over the last six months, city staff have worked to get this project ready for construction, securing the design work and permit approvals needed,” said Allan Magi, the city’s director of capital works. “The demolition phase of construction began last week and we anticipate the work to construct the new swimming facilities will start this fall.”

“Similar to other municipalities, the City of Burlington is exploring ways to generate new revenue streams to help reduce the tax burden on the community,” said Chris Glenn, the city’s director of parks and recreation.

“Based on council’s direction, city staff will look at a potential naming sponsorship for the outdoor pool replacement project. Any money generated from a sponsorship would help with the future repair and renewal needs of the facility.”

The new 50-metre pool, featuring eight swim lanes, will be built beside a new beach-entry wading pool and splash pad. Detailed drawings of the new swimming facility will be available online at later this summer.

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