Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland cut the ceremonial ribbon near the pool Monday, following its opening last Friday.
In addition to the new pool, the community center has also installed a large water slide and an Aquaclimb climbing wall. Community center director Rita Hannah said the climbing wall replaced diving boards for the pool.
The long-awaited project started in March and was slightly delayed due to water issues after the old pool was removed, according to Parks and Recreation Director Patti Petitt.
“We’re happy. It was worth the wait,” Petitt said.
Hannah and her assistant chose the equipment to be added to the new water area.
Hannah said this is a project that she has wanted to see happen for the past five years.
The total cost for the new pool, water slide, climbing wall and splash pad was $676,500. A Community Development Block Grant covered $109,000 for the splash pad area, while the rest was paid for by the city.
The entry fees will be $2 for children 12 and under and $3 for adults. The pool will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The pool and splash areas will be open weekends through Labor Day.