June 17, 2014 at 8:37 PM CDT - Updated July 10 at 2:35 AM
By: Alexa Williams NewsWest 9
MIDLAND- Midlanders will soon have a new way to cool off during the hot summer months. A $3.2 million family aquatic center has been in the works for about a year now and on Tuesday morning the Midland City Council officially approved the renovation plans for the new center.
"Plans are complete. We will now go to the bidding process. We hope to come back to city council in July with a contract that we can recommend to be awarded and then go to construction in September," Laurie Williams, Parks and Recreation Manger for the City of Midland, said.
The soon to be aquatic park will be filled with new features for all ages.
"It will have a beach entry. It will have slides for the tots hopefully a spray gallon for the tots and lots of big slides for the teenagers. We will have four lap lanes and into that pool we will have volleyball and basketball and a rock climbing wall," Williams said.
The city said this is all in effort to keep up with needs of our community.
"We had the original money just to update our equipment but the public wants to see something more than just rectangle pools these days. So we are trying to bring it up into what people expect for a recreational facility and have something that the people of Midland are proud of," Williams said.
The project is expected to be complete by May of 2015.