Water slides, cabanas, pools: $45 million aquatic center coming to this Sacramento community


Sacramento is one big step closer to having its first Olympic-sized swimming pool. And that’s not all: water slides, a meeting space and shaded bleachers are part of the plans as well.

The Sacramento City Council is set to approve $14.4 million in funding for the North Natomas Community Center and Aquatics Center – the last piece of funding needed to make the long-awaited $45 million project happen.

The center, being built at North Natomas Regional Park, will feature the city’s first 50-meter competition pool with 13 diving boards and lanes. It will also feature a 25-meter pool, four water slides, a shallow kids’ pool, and a kids’ rope course and play area, according to renderings created by BCA Architects. Reclining chairs, cabanas, an open lawn and shaded bleachers facing the 50-meter pool are also planned.

The pool will be attached to a community center, featuring a large meeting space, locker rooms and bathrooms, James Christensen, facilities manager, told the City Council Tuesday.

See Sacramento Bee


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