A city pool in north Tulsa officials thought wouldn’t be ready for this summer will now open Friday at 10 a.m.
Lacy Park Pool has been totally rebuilt and will be open the rest of swim season. The project ran into a major problem earlier this year.
"The original — when the pool was constructed, it was 3, a little over 3 inches too low, which doesn’t sound like a big deal but turned out it was a pretty big deal. And we ended up — they kind of had to re-engineer everything around the pool, was the solution," said Parks Director Anna America.
Residents will get to enjoy all the pool features.
"We’ve got a zero entry now, so toddlers and the little kids with all these play features in the shallow end here. So, even little kids who aren’t swimming yet can play in this area and have a good time. And then as you go around, all the way to 12 feet on the deep end with the diving board, that rock climbing wall, the dual slides," America said.
America said the new pool isn’t all Lacy Park has to offer.
"This is a great park that has a lot of really good amenities. We just built a new playground, a new water playground as well, new renovations inside in the weight room. So, we’d love to have people from all over Tulsa," America said.
Pool admission is free this weekend. It will be open only Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for now because of a lifeguard shortage.