Davis residents seeking refuge from the heat have another option this summer: Manor Pool.
A grand reopening ceremony was held Sunday for the city-owned aquatic complex in East Davis. The facility, which opened for swimming July 4, had been closed for over a year for renovations and new construction.
Sunday’s ceremonies included comments by Mayor Ruth Asmundson, games and free snow cones for those in attendance.
The renovated complex includes three pools: a dive pool, a competition pool and a large zero-entry activity pool. A single-loop water slide, new diving platforms and a concession booth are among the amenities that were added during the renovations.
Several technical upgrades are also expected to improve the experience at Manor Pool, including an ultraviolet sanitation system, new lighting for nighttime activities and upgraded restroom and changing facilities.
The cost to renovate the complex was $4.5 million.
The original complex was built over 33 years ago and was closed due to aging equipment, corroded electrical systems and deteriorating structures. Parts of the facility did not meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards, and other parts were in violation of state drainage regulations.
Manor Pool is located in Slide Hill Park, at the corner of Tulip Lane and Temple Drive. Admission is $3.25 for adults and $2.75 for children ages 5 to 17. The pool is open for public swimming every afternoon this summer. Specific information on operating hours is available online at cityofdavis.org/pcs/rec/aquatics/poolhours.cfm or by calling 757-5626
-Story by Jeremy Ogul