Coronavirus: Miamisburg pool to stay closed rest of the year

Lexie Derasmo, left, and Steven Spady kept cool on Friday, July 19 at the Sycamore Trails Aquatic Center in Miamisburg. The two took many trips down the water slide. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

The city of Miamisburg will keep its Sycamore Trails Aquatic Center closed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

City Manager Keith Johnson made the announcement today after reviewing the matter with the mayor and City Council at a study session Tuesday night, according to the city.

The decision not to open was made in response to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place across Ohio ordered by Gov. Mike DeWine and the uncertainty about future social distancing requirements.

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“This was a difficult decision for us, because we know that the facility is very popular in the community and a highlight of summer in Miamisburg,” Johnson said.

“Unfortunately, the state’s recent decision to extend its ‘stay-at-home’ order to late May has significantly delayed our hiring and training process for the facility,” he added. “We also don’t know what kind of capacity issues might arise this summer due to social distancing requirements. As a result of these obstacles, it just isn’t possible to have a viable season at Sycamore Trails.”

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The aquatic center is located at the corner of Heincke and Maue roads.

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