The new outdoor aquatics center at Longview Tract in south Kansas City is currently under construction and scheduled to open this Memorial Day weekend.
Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation is asking residents to help name the new facility by voting for their favorite of three name choices: The Bay, The Lagoon or H2Ozone.
There are three ways to vote. Fill out the ballot on page 10 of the Jackson County Advocate this week and drop off your vote at Hillcrest Community Center. Or visit KC Parks website, kcmo.org/parks, or Facebook page to vote.
Hurry! Voting ends January 27, 2012.
Ground for the new $7 million facility was formally broken on July 18, 2011 (pictured). The aquatics center is located on the site of the former YMCA and current Longview Tract park and sprayground at 7101 Longview Road.
Plans for the expanded aquatics facility, scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend of 2012, include a zero entry pool, lap pool, lazy river and water slides.
Additional improvements have already been made to the park including a playground, football fields, shelter houses and a walking trail.