Leesburg Current Newsletter (April - June 2022 edition)

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H.O. Dabney Aquatic Center is Open!

The new H.O. Dabney Aquatic Center opened on March 12th.  The facility is located on 4.6 acres at 312 Pine Street and includes an 8-lan
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e competition pool, a zero-entry pool, a two-story open flume slide, basketball hoops and a Vortex child’s play structure with small slide, water wall & geyser.  There are also picnic tables, shade structures, restrooms and operational facilities. 
 
The aquatic center is open weekends only through May 22nd.  From May 28th through July 31st it will be open daily.  Hours of operation vary with the season and admission is $2.00 per person.  For more information on this or other facilities, sports and activities, please contact the Recreation Department at 352-728-9885 or visit their website at www.LeesburgFlorida.gov/Recreation.
 
 


Ski Beach Bar & Grill Coming Soon
 
It seems everyone is excited about the restaurant coming to the shores of The Lakefront at Venetian Gardens.  The new Ski Beach Bar and Grill is under construction and scheduled to open in late summer. 
 
The restaurant will offer a full menu serving lunch and dinner seven days a week, featuring their trademarked Florisiana cuisine.   There is sure to be something to satisfy all your cravings.
 
Located near the new city docks, access to the site will be available via water as well as land.  Watch their Facebook page – Ski Beach Bar and Grill – for more info on this great addition to The Lakefront.
 

Teen Enrichment Center Nearing Completion
 
The Teen Enrichment Center is set to open in early summer.  The 10,000 sq. ft. facility is adjacent to the city gymnasium on Griffin Road. 
 
The Center will have a secure, single point of entry leading to ten multipurpose rooms.  The rooms will accommodate several different activities including a career room, sound studio, game area, life skills and learning center.  There are also plans for separate outdoor areas for youth and teens.
 
The Teen Enrichment Center was developed in partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida and will offer recreational, educational and enrichment programs.



Gas Department 
to Conduct Leak Survey

Gas WorkerThe Leesburg Gas Department will conduct a state-required survey beginning March 21 to check gas lines for potential leaks.  Each person conducting the leak survey will be easily identified and will have clearly marked trucks, a City issued ID and credentials.  The leak survey will only be conducted during daylight hours on weekdays and possibly some weekends.  Workers may be seen along roadways and will need to enter yards to reach gas meters and pipes. 

The upcoming survey will include homes and businesses in Fruitland Park and Leesburg - east to Newell Hill Rd, west on SR 44 including Pennbrooke Fairways and south to CR 48.

The utility uses sensitive electronic equipment to inspect every inch of pipe, meters and connections for tiny traces of escaping natural gas. The State of Florida requires the utility survey every five years.  Leesburg does it every three years – dividing the service area into three large zones serviced by the Gas Department. 

This job is critical to the Gas Department. The checks do not interrupt gas service, and most customers don’t recognize when the work is conducted.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Gas Department at 352-728-9840 during business hours or leave a message and we will return your call.

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Leesburg Fire Department LogoA Safety Message from the Leesburg Fire Department

In the United States ten people die each day from unintentional drowning, and on average 2 of them are under age 14.  Here are some water safety tips to keep your family safe this summer.

  • Ensure every member of your family learns to swim so they at least achieve skills of water competency: able to enter the water, get a breath, stay afloat, change position, swim a distance then get out of the water safely.
  • Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards. Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone.
  • Provide close and constant attention to children you are supervising, even when a lifeguard is present, no matter how well the child can swim or how shallow the water. Avoid distractions including cell phones.
  • If you have a pool, secure it with appropriate barriers to prevent unsupervised access to the water
  • Know what to do in a water emergency – including how to help someone in trouble in the water safely, call for emergency help and CPR.
  • Never leave a young child unattended near water and do not trust a child’s life to another child; teach children to always ask permission to go near water.
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