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Aquatics Center Groundbreaking Slated in Smithfield

Posted December 4, 2007 2:50 p.m. EST
Updated December 4, 2007 3:15 p.m. EST

— The Town of Smithfield and the Johnston County Schools planned to break ground Tuesday for a $12 million  aquatics center that they have been planning since 2001.

The Smithfield Recreation & Aquatics Center will be the first indoor competition pool in the county when it opens in late 2008 or early 2009, officials aid.

It will be open to the public, and Smithfield-Selma High School will use it.

The site at 700 Booker Dairy Road is partially on school property and partially on Smithfield Community Park property.

The center will be home to town Parks & Recreation Department offices and will have an eight-lane, 25-meter pool, children's splash-n-play pool, a double gymnasium, two racquetball courts, and arts and crafts/meeting room, indoor walking track, fitness room, exercise/dance/aerobics room and a banquet room with a kitchen.