Mission dignitaries gathered Saturday at the city’s freshly redeveloped swimming complex, dodging the worst of the weekend’s bad weather for a ceremonial ribbon cutting.
Mission Mayor Steve Schowengerdt was flanked by members of the city council and parks and recreation staff, as well as former Mayor Laura McConwell, as he cut a yellow ribbon during the dedication.
The pool renovations were completed over the fall, winter and spring. The new Mission Family Aquatic Center includes a 25-meter competition pool, a diving well, a new slide, a zero-entry pool for children. Additionally the facility has a renovated bath house and a new filtration system.
The total construction cost for the pool was just over $4.6 million. The pool project was financed by a 10-year 3/8 cent city sales tax, which will also provide revenue for parks and recreation maintenance.