Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Renovations complete at the "Bubble"

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department just finished $1 million in renovations on Cape Girardeau’s Central Pool. The pool was officially re-opened on Monday.

The renovations of the Cape Central Pool include repainting and resurfacing the pool and the creation of a new fabric cover, or “bubble”, for the off season.

Recreation Division Manager Penny Williams helped coordinate the project. She is excited to see the culmination of the renovations.

"This is just one of the projects. We were planning ten projects in ten years," Williams says. "We have accomplished most of those. This is the last of the major projects that we are going to do with the exception of some park improvements."

Williams says the Parks and Recreation Initiative has helped beautify and create recreation areas, as well as create jobs for local contractors.

Since its approval in 2008, the Parks and Recreation and Storm Water Initiative has funded the Cape Splash Water Park, the Shawnee Park Sports complex and numerous sewer repairs throughout Cape Girardeau.

Hannah Parent, KRCU


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