Rebuilding Kendrick Pool

Rec. Director Richard Wright fields questions about the future of Kendrick pool.
Rec. Director Richard Wright fields questions about the future of Kendrick pool.

In 2009 the City of Sheridan hired MIG Consultants to perform a Park, Facility and Program Analysis Report. In that report that was adopted by the City Council, it recommended that at some point, Kendrick Pool needed to be replaced due to its age and ever growing maintenance costs. In 2011, an official with Associated Pool Builders examined the pool and reported to the City of Sheridan and the Sheridan Recreation District that the pool had about five years of life left due to various structural problems.

Tuesday night a community outreach meeting was held to discuss building a new pool to replace the 75 year old Kendrick Pool. While much of what was discussed at the meeting was very preliminary, Sheridan Recreation District Executive Director Richard Wright says that's exactly what's needed early on in the planning process.

Wright says that the next step is to shore up the steering committee, which he'll be a part of, and begin discussing how to make a new pool feasible for the community.

Wright showed the almost 30 people that were in attendance some preliminary plans drawn up by Associated Pool Builders that has a new pool being about one-third bigger than the current pool and a $1.1 million price tag. Anyone interested in being on the steering committee or if you would simply like to provide a comment or suggestion on rebuilding the pool can call the Sheridan Recreation District at 674-6421, or log on to their website here

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