Sacramento Getting Olympic-Sized Swimming Pool

It’s in the planning stages, and looks like it’ll be about $24 million.

Angelique Ashby wants it in North Natomas, which is the district she represents as Councilwoman. It’ll go in the North Natomas Regional Park, and will take the place of the dog park that’s currently there, which will move to another location that has better drainage. Apparently the dog park has an issue with puddles. Pun intended.

It’s a large park, and the pool will be a pretty big attraction itself. It’s planned to be 50-meters long, which doubles the more common size of 25-meters. That’s full olympic-sized. There will actually be 3 pools on the property, the big one, another recreational one for families, and a kid pool that will have slides and other play structures. There are also plans for a nearly 11,000-square-foot community center space for parties, gatherings, meetings, etc. The high school that’s right next to that park will also be able to use the pool for physical education and water-related sporting events.

Angelique hopes that this will also draw attention from surrounding communities that are already hosting swim competitions and Senior Games events with pools available to their residents. Angelique is hoping that construction can start soon, this summer, and overall estimates place construction at about 2 years.

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