Plans are underway for the building of a new swimming pool inside Denver’s Congress Park, on the immediate southeast side of the city.
The project, with an estimated cost of anywhere from $6.7 million to $7.4 million, will replace the long-standing Congress Park Pool, which was built in 1955.
City officials have said that the existing pool, while remaining popular with swimmers, has been challenged by a series of structural issues related to its age.
The new pool project at 850 Joseph Street will comprise 50 meters, with a 25-yard cross course, and will include a pool deck as well as parking lot built to Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
Also included in the project: the building of a new bath house and underground detention vault.
Demolition of the existing Congress Park Pool and bath house will precede the construction.
The project will be funded out of the $937 million Elevate Denver general obligation bonds approved by local voters in late 2017.
The subject of several public input gatherings, the new Congress Park pool project is expected to get underway early next year with an early 2022 completion date in plenty of time for the summer swimming season.
By Garry Boulard
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