Ceremony marks aquatic center’s opening

Daily Journal Staff Writer


After a brief opening last weekend, Greenwood’s new aquatic center is now open for the summer.

City officials touted the new pool as an amenity for the city of Greenwood.

“We spent seven years trying to get this to happen. So many city employees worked so hard,” Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers said. “This is a great day for Greenwood.”

Work on the $7.2 million aquatic center began in 2014, shortly after the city approved spending up to $10 million from the city’s tax-increment financing districts. Freedom Springs briefly opened last weekend but was not open during the past week while locals schools were still in session.

Now, Freedom Springs will remain open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

City officials thanked everyone involved in the building and opening of the center at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday. The previous city pool was roughly 60 years old and had crumbling concrete in the locker rooms, which ultimately led to its closure.

Corey Elliot is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at celliot@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2719.