Major Improvements Planned for Moline Pool
Work will probably begin next summer to upgrade the Riverside Family Aquatic Center in Moline. Thursday afternoon the Park Board is expected to approve hiring a company to design the project.
Park and Recreation Director Eric Griffith says last year the Park Board held public meetings and surveyed local residents to find out what they wanted, and received about 1,000 responses.
"I think this community loved the old Riverside Pool and was probably expecting something better with the new pool and we're hoping to give that to them this time."
Upgrades will include water slides, lights so it can stay open later, a splash pad, a lazy river, and improved seating and concessions.
Griffith says plans now call for Riverside pool to close by the end of July so construction can start. And the work should be finished in time for it to re-open next year.
The cost will be about 5 million dollars.