Wilson Park swimming pool repairs begin this week

Parks staff work to ready the Wilson Park swimming pool before the start of the 2012 season. The pool will soon undergo a renovation project that should be complete by November.

Photo: Todd Gill

Renovation of the 80-year-old swimming pool at Wilson Park begins Tuesday.

Mid-American Pool Renovation will work to repair cracks in the pool and deck, remove pool plaster and replace the pool and deck surface.

The pool, originally built in the 1930s, has undergone renovations at different times throughout its history, with the most occurring in 1997.

A structural analysis completed in the fall of 2010 determined the pool was in sound condition, but that repairs would be required following the 2012 pool season.

The $256,490 project is funded through the city’s hotel, motel and restaurant (HMR) tax and fees paid by developers as part of mandatory park land dedication requirements.

Residents should expect temporary closures of the parking lot along Park Avenue, according to a city news release.

Work is expected to be completed by the end of November.