Glendale residents took their first splash Saturday into the new community pool at Pacific Community Park.
The $5.3-million complex at the northwest corner of Pacific Avenue and Riverdale Drive includes a nearly 5,000-square-foot pool with six 25-yard-long swim lanes suitable for high school- and college-level competition. The 4,300-square-foot accompanying building contains locker rooms, family changing rooms and staff work rooms.
The entire project was designed and constructed according to stringent “green” standards, said Peter Vierheilig, project manager with the city’s Community Services and Parks Department.
Shade structures are topped with solar panels that will generate 40% of the energy needed to operate the facility, Vierheilig said, and the toilets and urinals use recycled water.
The pool is open seven days a week between now and Sept. 5. Admission prices vary according to age, but top out at $2. Minors must submit a release form signed by a parent or guardian.