Get your inflatables ready – a date has been set for the reopening of Abingdon’s much-loved Abbey Meadow swimming pool.
The £1.3million major regeneration project began last September and Vale of White Horse District Council has announced the pool will open on
An official opening event will be held on the morning before opening to the public at 1pm.
Cllr Charlotte Dickson, cabinet member for leisure at the Vale, said: “It’s so fantastic to see how this much-loved local pool has been transformed.
“We have made a significant investment to upgrade the outdoor pool and the wider Abbey Meadow area, and now these facilities are more enjoyable and accessible than ever.
“I’m sure there will be smiles on everybody’s faces when we open again on June 16.”
The new pool features a beach-style sloping walk-in area that provides easy access for young children and for visitors with disabilities. There is also a deep water area for more experienced swimmers.
The pool is now surrounded by a safe, non-slip rubber surface and the council has improved accessibility throughout the pool area and buildings.
The changing areas have also been fully refurbished to make the whole experience much more enjoyable for all visitors.
New energy saving lighting and equipment will also help make the pool more efficient to run.
Former Vale leader Matthew Barber it is “a great facility for Abingdon and the whole Vale”.
The Vale announced the rebuilding of the town’s outdoor pool after more than 700 people signed a petition calling for it to be renovated.
The council is appealing for people to send in old pictures of Abbey Meadow pool which could feature in a special picture display at the re-opening event. A free swim is on offer for anybody who submits a picture used in the display.
The new pool comes a year after a £615,000 revamp of the Abbey Meadow play park. The refurbished play area opened in June last year and included new equipment and pathways as well as the new toilet facilities.