Current pool, tennis courts remain open through season
By Ed Nadolski
Editor in Chief
Preliminary preparation of Burlington’s new aquatic center site began in earnest late last week after the City Council approved a resolution allowing the use of fill from the nearby Kendall Street reconstruction project.
And although patrons of the current pool will have to tolerate orange safety fences and construction traffic for the next two-and-a-half months, the pool remains open for its 50th and final season. With temperatures eclipsing 90 degrees on Monday, the pool was a popular place early this week.
While swimmers were busy cooling off, crews from Reesman’s Excavating were busy prepping Devor Park in area behind the pool and below the Origen Street water tower.
Once the site, at 394 Amanda St., is ready trucks will begin hauling in a total of 13,500 cubic yards of fill from the street construction project to raise the low spots at the back of the park. The fill is needed to accommodate the expanded footprint of the proposed waterpark.
City Administrator Carina Walters said that by linking the two projects, the city will save approximately $200,000 when compared to hauling in fill from more remote areas.
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