MCPARC Wave Pool Upgrades
The Marion County Parks and Recreation Commission Wave Pool was the first wave pool in the state built in 1977. MCPARC is in the process of completing major improvements and renovations to the wave pool facilities. Omni and Associates was hired through the 5G process for architectural services and City Construction Co. out of Clarksburg was awarded the bid to begin construction last Fall. The new facilities will include updated concessions and bathrooms, a large roof canopy for shade and weather protection, a new family restroom, new concrete pool deck, pool cabanas and a party room.
Total cost for phase one renovations is $1.6 million with the main source of funding being the excess parks levy that is voted on by Marion County citizens every four years. The renovations are scheduled to be completed by May 15th and the pool will open as scheduled on Memorial Day weekend. The renovations are the first phase of development, possible future phases include additional cabanas, shade structures and a Flow Rider continuous wave machine.