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Cherokee plans $3.5 million aquatic center and Gillette Park development

Tuesday, November 2, 2004

The Cherokee City Council has given preliminary approval for a plan to replace the 48-year-old city pool with a modern $2.8 million outdoor Aquatic Center.

The complex would be located at Gillette Park, with $700,000 in additional amenities for the surrounding park area, includng a gazebo, outdoor ampitheater and playground.

The George Bacon Estate's $800,000 gift can be used as seed money, and a local fund drive is being considered.

The Aquatic Center would include an eight-lane lap swimming area, high and low diving, zero entry and shallow children's play area, two large twisting water slides, splash pad with a variety of toys, umbrella-shaded areas, observation deck, concessions building, bleachers, basketball half-court, and 70-stall parking area. The development does not include an indoor pool as does the aquatic center proposed for Storm Lake, but the pool would be heated to extend the season.

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