Today the City held a goundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the beginning of construction on Irving Pool.
The East Side will soon have a Class D activity pool with a beach front entrance, three-foot deep wading area, water features, amenities, whirlpool-type feature, swim lap lanes and a bath house.
The design is based on input derived from public meetings, with the addition of swim lap lanes.
The new pool complex features two buildings – one for bather check-in and one to house public restrooms, a lifeguard room, and the pool equipment. There will be three restrooms on the pool deck and three restrooms facing the park for general public use at all times during the year.
All features of the complex will be 100% accessible for all bathers regardless of ability and/or physical limitations.
There will be four tall water spray features within the beach entry area for younger bathers to enjoy. A large circular vortex whirlpool will be located at the center of the pool to provide swirling water for recreation. A long underwater bench, with seating cove encircling a gentle fountain feature, will provide a quiet area for gathering away from the spray and vortex recreation features. A two-lane twenty-five-yard lap area completes the assembly. The lap area can be used for recreation, wellness, or training.
The design concept was created by BKP Architects, and the work is being done by Mohawk Contracting & Development. The City anticipates the pool will be opened in time for the start of the 2024 pool season.