YMCA and City of Terre Haute formally announce plans to reopen pool

City leaders held a Friday morning press conference with YMCA leaders to make the announcement.

Posted: Jul 12, 2019 12:30 PM
Updated: Jul 12, 2019 5:36 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - The YMCA in Terre Haute and the city hope to reopen the pool.

City leaders held a Friday morning press conference with YMCA leaders to make the announcement.

the agreement still needs the final approval but as it stands, the only change will be the city picking up the tab.

The City plans to cover most of the finances like pool related utilities and daily maintenance. 

Mayor Bennett says the money is already in the budget.

The new lease for the pool starts September 1st, exactly one year since it closed.

Why Make Waves was a group advocating for the pool to reopen.

News 10 spoke to Brenda Williams president of the group. 

She told us there's a big need for a year-round access community pool.

"The pool levels the playing field and, I can do things in the water that I can't do on land," said Williams. 

Mayor Duke Bennett said he fully expects to everyone to be on board with the reopening.

Membership fees won't change.

Next Monday, it will need to be approved by the Terre Haute Parks and Recreation board followed by the Terre Haute Board of Public Works. 

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