Work continues on a development for a new pool complex in North Vernon. Officials with HWC Engineering says that plans for the project, estimated to cost three-million dollars, should be ready in the next couple of weeks.
If the proposal comes in at under the estimated price tag, the site along State Road 7 and Franklin Street would include a pool, splash pad toy structure, a play area for toddlers, water slides, lazy river and water walk. The proposal also includes a new bath house and park office. Once the final proposal goes before city council, the next step is the bidding process. That’s expected in early September.
North Vernon officials decided in late spring to not open the existing pool this summer due to damage to the pool’s liner and the floor underneath.