On September 12, 2023, City Council approved the contract award for the Finley Aquatic Center Spray Ground and Renovation Project in the amount of $5.3M. The contract was awarded to Waterworks Industries, Inc. of Windsor as the lowest responsible bidder.
This project will upgrade the Finley Aquatic Center to provide a multi-generational, ADA accessible, water play experience featuring an assortment of interactive and engaging elements. The splash pad and a variety of automatic and manually operated spray features will replace the existing small tot pool and raised lawn area located just behind it. New shaded picnic areas are planned for either side of the splash pad, and a new pool mechanical building and cistern will service the splash pad.
This project will provide various accessibility improvements to the facilities including replacement of the existing pool deck and snack building. Additionally, it was programmed as one of the City facilities projects under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan.
Construction on this project is expected to being in October and completed in April 2024, weather permitting.
Visit Finley Aquatic Center Spray Ground and ADA Renovation project for more details and renderings.