Town Of Vestal Constructing New Pool With State-Of-The-Art Spray Park
For 55 years the Vestal Memorial Swimming Pool served the community at 111 Clayton Avenue in the Town of Vestal, but after being closed during the pandemic, the existing pool remained closed since repairs and replacement of worn equipment would need to be done to become operational again.
Fortunately, according to John Schaffer, Vestal Town Supervisor, a new swimming pool construction has begun to replace the old pool. The cost of the project is $3.69 million. Funding is coming from the following:
- $2.5 million in Federal American Rescue Plan Act Funds
- $650 thousand in New York State Assembly funds secured by Assemblywoman Lupardo
- $250 thousand in American Rescue Plan Act funds secured by Broome County Executive Jason Garner and the Broome County Legislature
- $150 thousand in New York State Senate Grant funding secured by Senator Lea Webb
The new swimming pool is being build on the current site, but will be a reduced pool size so it can accommodate a walk-in area for all abilities. The bathhouse will also be replaced, along with a first aid room, lifeguard and personnel office along with storage areas, according to the Town of Vestal.
All new pumping and disinfection facilities will also be a part of the project, which is slated to be completed by May 2024. In addition to the new swimming pool, a state-of-the-art spray park will also be built at the site, making it one of the largest spray parks in Broome County.