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Cary Dunks Plans for Aquatics Center

Posted April 11, 2007

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— The Town Council voted Tuesday to drop plans for a regional competitive swim center, opting instead to meet with three design firms to study incorporating swimming facilities into a new community center planned for northern or western Cary.

Council members said they changed course because they didn't expect to receive a required private sector match in time to get an aquatics center built and open by late 2009. They also said another pool is already being built in Cary.

The planned $23.8 million community center --  it includes a $4.3 million outdoor aquatics facility and a $6 million recreation component -- will offer one outdoor recreation pool with waterplay features, an indoor recreation pool and an indoor 25-yard, eight-lane pool.

“The community center option will work well in serving the needs and interests of Cary citizens,” Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Director Mary Henderson said in a statement. “We’re excited about continuing to move ahead with this new programming area.”

The town plans to use a combination of cash and general obligation bonds to pay for the community aquatics center, officials said.

Designers will initially focus on the town-owned North Cary and Hawes sites as prospective locations.

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  • get over it Apr 14, 2007

    atleast somebody has some common sense and stopped this pool construction. it is the biggest waste of money. but you can count on cary to waste some money...they even have a dog park so your dogs can go make friends. you even have to pay for it! come on who wants to go to park and step it dog crap all the time. lets start using our money wisely. im very happy we stopped this pool thing...there are enough pools. i agree with loveduke, we need some football facilities

  • for all children Apr 12, 2007

    So glad they aren't spending money on swimming. Can you please think about providing our community with a football facility! Our local high schools will not allow the youth to play on their fields for fear they will mess them up! Such a shame these high school coaches and AD's can't understand how much it would add to their program by supporting the local youth football programs. It sure would be nice if our politicians would support football as much as they have soccer, tennis, baseball and swimming ... football is an all american sport!

  • Lizard Paw Apr 12, 2007

    Kildaire Farm Rd is state maintained,,,htat's why it's full of holes that stay there forever. Call NC DOT about it.

  • HARDWRKR Apr 11, 2007

    GOOD - THE POOL IS GONE, NOW USE SOME OF THAT MONEY TO PAVE KILDAIRE FARM ROAD. IN FRONT OF THE CVS THERE IS A HOLE THAT SHOOK OUT MY TOOTH FILLING LAST WEEK - MAN, WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS IN CARY.

  • IzzMad2016 Apr 11, 2007

    It's a shame that I or any other Cary resident has to feel the need to defend where we live on such a regular basis to anonymous internet bullies who post insults for the most ridiculous of reasons. Grow up. Get some manners.

  • superman Apr 11, 2007

    My- my-- those Cary residents have a lot of gumption and spirt. You may hate Durham-- but you gotta love Cary. And Cary has those video cams they hide in churches too-- gotta make sure none of the ushers taking anything out of the collection plate.

  • IzzMad2016 Apr 11, 2007

    It's hard to believe that all of the Cary-bashers don't get tired of submitting the same old overused tired and boring pot-shots. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz If everyone must endure the "same old, same old" everytime Cary is in the news please do us all a favor and get some new material. (yawn)

    I believe I speak for plenty of folks when I say Cary, as is every other town around here, is a very nice place to live. We are not all rich nor do we all have indoor (or outdoor) pools, and hardly anyone really gives a hoot what color any of the fast food places are painted and don't mind leaving the major and minor details up to the town government. Move on people. Get off our backs or we'll start to think you're jealous.

  • superman Apr 11, 2007

    I was under the impression that almost all the rich people in Cary had their own indoor pools in those big houses with 4 car garages?

  • nc lover Apr 11, 2007

    The only thing the leaders of Cary are interested in our blue
    McDonalds and Blue KFC's. I have to admit - cary is a clean and orgainized - color coded city but their to strick and should have more important things to deal with. LOL - I guess Red brings on crime. And why run through the sprinklers. Cary as water restrictions every year.

  • watchdog Apr 11, 2007

    jbtilley.. I don't know about you, but I certainly think that US1 could use some more art work. I mean, who wants to drive down a boring road and simply look at the trees. Cellphones, newspaper, make-up, and trees aren't enough of distractions... lets add some art!

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