Centre Region Aquatics Feasibility
Study - 2002
In March 2002 the Centre Regional Recreation
Authority approved and released the Aquatics Feasibility Study,
which was initiated in 2000 and funded with the assistance
of a state grant, participating municipalities, and the S.C.
Area Family YMCA. The purpose of the study was to evaluate
the public aquatic facilities and programs in the region and
make recommendations for the future. The Authority had previously
named a 5-member volunteer Aquatics Task Force to work with
the consultants. Results from a number of previously conducted
surveys were also provided to the consultants.
Briefly, the report makes the following recommendations
as part of an 8-year time frame:
• It is not feasible to construct and operate a third outdoor community
• A new, larger-capacity Regional Family Aquatic Center (outdoor) should
be developed at another site,
• William L. Welch Community Swimming Pool should then be retired,
• Park Forest Community Swimming Pool should be rehabilitated and improved,
• Covering Park Forest Community Swimming Pool with an air-support structure
for off-season or extended-season uses is not economically feasible.
The complete study is available
here for your information:
here to download the report in PDF Format
Reader, available free by download, must
be installed on your computer). The file size
is 2.2 MB. It is not recommended for dial-up
connections. This link will open a new window
in your browser. It is recommended that you download
the document, then save it to your computer for
later viewing and/or printing. The PDF version
does not contain Appendix A documents.
Suggestions & comments may
to the Authority by email to the Director
of Parks & Recreation.