The city of Mason may replace a deteriorating playground area with a new splash pad as part of a new design for its community pool.
The city recently discovered that part of the Lou Eves Municipal Pool is leaking and the foundation is starting to give way, according to Assistant City Manager Jennifer Heft.
The 23-year-old pool was once a state-of-the-art facility with its zero-depth entry for children and mushroom spout, but it’s time to look at redeveloping its amenities, she said.
Mason City Council has put a priority on drafting a new design for the 387,000-gallon pool. Part of which might include replacing the deteriorating playground area with a splash pad.
“I think it would be great because when they do the guard breaks or adult swim, it’s great for the kids to have a place to go,” Heft said.