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City ‘pooling’ its resources

Aspen Times Staff
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Aspenites are asked to pool their thoughts together on a new swimming hole coming soon to the recreation center.

In the fall of 2005 under the Tabor Amendment, the public approved spending excess property taxes to construct outdoor pools at the ARC.

On Tuesday at 5 p.m. the City Council is scheduled to hold a work session to discuss the next step in the design of the pools. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, which will be held at the ARC.

City officials will ask for $75,000 for the final detailed design of the pools and site development. The entire project is expected to cost nearly $2 million.

The plan includes a family leisure pool, two hot tubs and what’s called a “flow rider,” similiar to wave pool, all of which would be surrounded by a deck.

Total cost estimate:

Family pool $600,000

Grottos/hot tubs $150,000

Flow rider $900,000

Site work $150,000

Design work $ 75,000

Total $1,875,000