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Sidney's new aquatic center under construction

Official groundbreaking set for next week


Ryan Hermens / The Sun-Telegraph

Construction crews were busy at the site of the new Sidney aquatic center on Thursday morning pouring the base for the competition pool. Next month, work on the leisure pool is set to take place. The timeline approved by city councilors calls for the pool to be open by Memorial Day weekend.

Construction crews have been busy preparing the site of the new Sidney outdoor aquatic center.

On Thursday morning, concrete was being poured for the competition pool.

City of Sidney Park Superintendent Tom von Seggern said according to the contractor, construction is on schedule.

The project is set to be completed in May of next year – in time for Memorial Day 2016.

City Councilors approved the $5.4 million aquatic center earlier this year.

The facility will include a lap pool, leisure pool with lazy river, a 20-foot slide, five geysers and other water features and amenities. The complex...

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