New Community Pool in Avon Will Likely Start This Year

Pool would be located on city property behind fire station

He took two weeks off and it’s back to the grindstone. Just weeks after the Dec. 20 opening of the I-90 Interchange, Avon Mayor Jim Smith said his city’s administration will begin reviewing pool plans within the next several months.

Plans are still very preliminary, but Smith said that a new pool will not require a new tax.

“It’s still too early to say what it will look like,” Smith said. “We’ll know in a couple months what we want. We’re going to get different looks at a pool.

“We’ll be looking at the site and hopefully start building this year and have it ready (in 2014). “It won’t take long to build. I wanted to get the interchange completed first.”

Residents have expressed support for a community pool, which would be located on city property behind the Avon Fire station on Detroit Road.

The city has been eyeing development of that area, which spans 19 acres and includes 5 acres of woods, for several years.

“Eventually there will be a city hall built there,” Smith said. “We’ve been connecting sidewalks in the area for the past few years. We’ll be looking at a layout soon.”

The city has also been creating wood-chip trails in the woods behind the station.

“It’s a super, super spot,” Smith said. “It’s a gorgeous piece of property.”

Smith said with a community full of younger people and families, a pool is a logical addition.

“I look at Avon Lake and see how well it’s been accepted,” Smith said.

The Avon Lake pool, (pictured) located in Bleser Park, was built after a tax was approved by voters for the item. It has consistently surpassed membership expectations since it opened in 2010.

A price tag has not yet been set for a new pool.

Debbie January 03, 2013 at 08:04 PM
Why don't you work on putting in sidewalks for kids to go to the French Creek Y? Also, Rt 83 & Detroit is a very dangerous intersection for children...people do not look for pedestrians EVER....last, when kids go to cross by Detroit & Lear Nagel the "WALK" light does not work....(good thing traffic has increased with the new interchange)....we need to think of the safety of Children not being driven everywhere by their parents FIRST so they can be more independent.
M Flannery January 03, 2013 at 08:21 PM
Well a city pool how wonderful...at least we won't have to worry about filling it...the ever flooding French Creek will keep it full to the brim! Don't get me wrong a pool is great for the city's kids, a super place to keep them active in the hot summer months but this city has serious water issues that no one seems to want to address....I'd love to get the heck out of here but since my home has already seen 2 floods in the 2 years we have lived here we are stuck...Mr. Mayor..how about thinking of the city's residents first before you build another thing? The flooding is a huge problem and with such frightening climate events now a regular thing we shouldn't be building pools we should be digging out catch basins.
Anneliese January 03, 2013 at 08:54 PM
Thank you Mayor Smith, it's about time!
akolbay January 03, 2013 at 09:59 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! My family is so excited for this! I have been inquiring about a community pool here in Avon...ever since we moved here last summer. We bought a house in a subdivision that we love, but it does not have a pool - like many of them do. This will be a fabulous addition to the city! Other cities have the new pool complexes, and I, for one - am so excited that I don't have to drive to other cities that allow "outside" residents anymore (and pay the non-resident fee for a few hours of fun!). I also feel that the location is PERFECT. Centrally located and close by. I was worried that this was going to be built by the French Creek YMCA. That would have been horrible. That is not located near any of the subdivisions, it is not central at all, and the highway traffic is horrible there. VERY GLAD that it's proposed behind the fire station! Many of us can walk and ride bikes there. Can't wait!!!! Please share the plans and the progress as they develop! Thank you!!
Todd January 03, 2013 at 10:28 PM
About frickin time!
joseph r. novak January 04, 2013 at 06:12 PM
Great addition to the city of Avon! Great location with all the other current and future Avon city departments and buildings. We want to be the first swimmers in the new pool.
Michele Warrick January 06, 2013 at 09:58 PM
We are very happy to have a community pool. My question is, when we passed the Y, It was also supposed to include a community pool. I understand there were problems with the land, but what happend to the money we are already paying? The tax increase was supposed to be for a pool and the Y.
Charles David January 07, 2013 at 02:14 AM
This could be a great addition. Are they going to have lap lanes so swimmers can work out outside?
Gern Blandston January 11, 2013 at 12:54 AM
Mr. Flannery hit a good point. The city has other issues like flooding an roads that need repair and should be fixing these issue before we get a pool. But that's ok I am sure we will all see tax increases to address these issues. Avon has a pool at the Y that can be used 12 months throughout the year. Instead we are going to build an outdoor pool that gets used at most 3 months and will cost the taxpayers thousands to maintain every year. Two word for you...fiscal cliff.
MW June 25, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Does anyone know if there has been any additional talk of this pool going in? When will they be breaking ground? Now that it is HOT HOT HOT, I want something in our city to look forward to next year. Thanks


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