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Testing The Waters: City Seeks Input On Lexington Pools


The first of four town hall meetings focused on the future of Lexington’s pools will be held tonight. The community input will help shape a broader aquatics master plan.

City officials will gather comments both in person at four town hall meetings and online here. Brian Rogers with Lexington Parks and Recreation says two proposals appear to be attracting the most attention.

"It seems about 50/50. A lot of people want an indoor aquatic facility that has both a recreational element and a competitive swimming element. And then there's a huge contingent of the population that would also like to see a massive outdoor water park sort of situation with the tall slides and a lazy river," he says.

Residents will get their first chance to weigh in on those ideas at a 7 p.m. meeting at Southland Christian Church’s Richmond Road location.

Rogers says planners expect to finish the master plan process by January, but will begin budget talks as early as October.

Below is a complete listing of the town halls.

7 p.m., Thursday, August 20
Southland Christian Church (Richmond Road Campus)
2349 Richmond Road


6 p.m., Tuesday, August 25
Central Branch Public Library
140 E. Main Street


6 p.m., Tuesday, September 1
Imani Baptist Church
1555 Georgetown Road


6 p.m., Thursday, September 3
Clays Mill Elementary School
2319 Clays Mill Road

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.
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