This time next year, South Kansas City residents will have a $7 million state-of-the-art outdoor aquatics facility to cool off on hot summer days.
After years of planning, construction is to begin soon on the Longview Tract pool, located off Longview Road near the current sprayground facility.
“This will be a great ammenity for our area,” Councilman John Sharp said at the May meeting of the Southern Communities Coalition.
The facility will feature a lap pool, zero depth entry pool, lazy river, swirl bowl slide, raft slide, family slide, shade structures, pool lighting, landscaping and fencing. The pool will also have a concession building, administration building, bath house building, and filter building.
Six bids were received and opened on May 4, for the Longview Tract Outdoor Aquatics project. The bid was awarded to Barsto Construction at a recent Park Board meeting.