The City of Regina is releasing the concept design to the new Maple Leaf Pool project.
The city estimates it will cost $4.5 Million for the new pool, which will feature an L-shape design with zero-depth entrance and partially separated and well marked deep end.
Mayor Michael Fougere says it’s good to have the designs done.
“It’s certainly a design that will meet the needs of the community,” Fougere said. “We had extensive consultations with the Heritage Community Association and residents in the area, about 400 citizens gave us feedback, so we think the design is going to make people very, very happy.”
Fougere said thepool could be the first of many public facility upgrades made to put accessibility at the forefront.
“The Wascana Pool will be upgraded after this one’s finished, and that will also have accessibility notions put in it as well,” Fougere said. “Those pools are very old, and the criteria used was very different from what they are today, so as a matter of course, we always have that as top of mind when we design these.”
After city council approval through the 2020 city budget, the project will begin construction in the spring.