With Cravens Pool in need of “significant repairs” and options ranging from permanent closure to a complete rebuild, the public’s input is being sought on what to do with the facility. The Owensboro Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a public meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dugan Best Recreation Center (1003 Omega St).
Earlier this month, Owensboro Parks Director Amanda Rogers told City Commissioners there were issues that must be addressed one way or another regarding Cravens Pool, and that it was important to look into the future of the aquatics plan for the city.
She said repairs would cost nearly $400,000 just to be able to reopen. She said three other options to consider include a complete rebuild, constructing a spray park, or closing the facility entirely. (More details on those options here.)
Right now the pool sits on land owned by Owensboro Public Schools, though the pool itself is owned and operated by the city. The pool needs a new surge tank, modulating valve and positive shut off valve, among other things.
For more information, contact the Owensboro Parks & Recreation Department at 270-687-8700.