Harrisonville Outdoor Pool to receive first major facelift in nearly 25 years

Exciting improvements are coming to the Outdoor Pool in Harrisonville’s City Park!

Opened in 1997, the Outdoor Pool in City Park has spent more than 20 years as the hub for summer activity and community enjoyment in Harrisonville.

Kept closed in 2020, due to both public safety and financial risks brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, staff were eager to reopen the pool for the 2021 season. While closely inspecting the pool as it sat empty during the 2020 season, staff noticed many public safety risks needing to be corrected and a need for some long-overdue equipment improvements. Staff were hopeful that the renovations would be able to be completed immediately. But, those hopes met resistance, as funding was not able to be secured until late in the fall and concrete work had to be delayed due to poor winter weather.

The City of Harrisonville soon began discussions with engineering and design firms and, with the safety of the public being the most important element for the City; and following a vote from the Board of Aldermen on November 2, 2020 funding was secured for a massive renovation to the Outdoor Pool.

According to designs from Waters Edge Aquatic Design, the new renovation would include: Split entry in the zero-depth area, the installation of a splash pad with fountains, spray features and a new slide on one side of the zero-depth area, a rock-climbing wall in place of one of the diving boards, substantial repairs to the open and closed water slides, new large umbrellas and other exciting improvements for the City of Harrisonville Outdoor Pool!

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