The $850,000 Eastside Lansing Hunter Park Pool
and splash pad renovation was completed last October, past prime swimming season. Now that summer is almost upon us, the Eastside is excited to unveil the public outdoor pool at its grand opening on May 30.
There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by an all-day swim lasting until 7:00 in the evening.
Festivities are planned all day at Hunter Park as part of Lansing's Be a Tourist in Your Own Town
activities. There will be a Family Fun Walk, Gardenhouse Tours and a free Hunter Park Music Fest.
"There are many delightful things happening at Hunter Park, in addition to the grand opening of the pool," says Joan Nelson, Director of the Allen Neighborhood Center
"Folks can come spend the entire day of May 30 enjoying music, food, workshops, walks, swimming and the start of summer in the beautiful 13-acre Hunter Park."
The pool and splash pad will be available for free open swimming everyday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. until September 7. Adult classes and lap swimming will also be available from 7:00 8:00 p.m. everyday.
The pool also has a new zero-depth sloping entry to allow wheelchair access, and the splash pad has lots of water-spraying toys for children.
Source: Joan Nelson, Allen Neighborhood Center
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