Groundbreaking slated for aquatic center

Groundbreaking slated for aquatic center

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For immediate release:  October 21, 2020
Contact:  Office of the City Manager
                       352-728-9786 ext. 1100

Groundbreaking slated for aquatic center

          LEESBURG, FL -
A new aquatic center will soon become a reality for Leesburg residents. The official groundbreaking ceremony is set for 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 30, on the project site at the corner of Canal Street and Pine Street.

Aquatic Center rendering

          The $5.2 million facility will include an eight-lane competition pool, zero entry multi-purpose pool with slide and a 2,100 square foot building to house administrative space and restroom/shower facilities. The complex will sit on a 4.61 acre parcel close to downtown Leesburg. It replaces the Venetian Gardens pool that was demolished in 2018 to make way for the Venetian Center.

          The facility was designed by CPH Engineering with their partner Water Technology, Inc. and will be built by Evergreen Construction.

          “This has been a very exciting project because it accomplishes so many worthy goals,” said City Manager Al Minner. “Not only does it replace an outdated pool with a state-of-the-art aquatic center, but its new location invests in the Pine Street corridor and promotes downtown Leesburg.  Also, when the facility opens it will certainly have an economic impact on the Leesburg region.”

          The public is invited to attend the ceremony. For more information, call the Public Works Department at 352-435-9442.

Leesburg is a progressive city of more than 23,000 residents in northwest Lake County. The city government serves twice as many people with its electric, gas, water and wastewater public utilities. Leesburg is also a central hub for commerce, attracting 50,000 people to work each weekday. For more information, visit www.leesburgflorida.gov.