The Director of Amarillo’s Parks and Recreation says even though it started with the need to replace an old pool, what they are putting in, is really more of an aquatic style facility.
City officials say the number one request they received from the community survey sent out was a lazy river, which they have included as well.
However, they designed it in a way to double for resistance training.
On top of that, they’ll have a water spray area for children, and a lounging area where people can sit partially submersed in the water.
The plan right now is demolish the original Thompson pool and replace it with turf after this facility is completed and they also have plans to build a special events space.
Construction for that will start after this summer.