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9/16/2013 4:13:00 PM
Open house to focus on new pool, complex
The proposed Byron community aquatic center and sports complex would include four softball fields and three pools. Graphic submitted.
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The proposed Byron community aquatic center and sports complex would include four softball fields and three pools. Graphic submitted.

By David Richards

The Byron pool committee and the park board will host an open house Sept. 26 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.

The purpose of the event is to inform the public about the proposed $7 million sports complex and aquatic center that includes four softball fields, along with pool facilities such as a lazy river and water slides.

The summer season ended early for the existing pool, which is more than 25 years old, after a broken pipe was discovered that will cost an estimated $50,000 to fix.

In July, the Byron pool committee presented city council with a proposed $5 million aquatic center.

Since then, the park board voiced its approval to include the long proposed sports complex with the aquatic center as one complete package.

That approach would allow portions of the project to be done all at once, such as the parking lot that would accommodate both facilities.

"Our idea would be to put them together," said Dan Mesenburg, park board chair, last month.

The aquatic center and sports complex would be located on the city's land south of the second addition of Byron Towne Village in close proximity to County Road 3 and Highway 14.

For the sports complex, plans include picnic areas and a pond.

For the aquatic center, plans call for three pools; a zero-depth splash pool for the youngest kids; a lazy river and three waterslides - one fast, one slow and one that would use innertubes - for nearly all ages; and a larger pool that adults might enjoy with a separate area for diving and a zip line that could appeal to older kids, including teens.

Mary Blair-Hoeft, city administrator, said conceptual drawings will be available for the public to view.

"I think they are going to listen to the public and make revisions as necessary," she said of the pool committee.


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