REGINA — The City of Regina has announced construction on its $16.5 million Wascana Pool Renewal project, which began in summer 2021, is on track to be completed for the 2023 season.
Officials stated all structural work is done with foundations, infrastructure, pool tanks and buildings completed.
The remainder of the work throughout the summer will focus on the completion of the waterslide tower, finishings and fixtures. The project is funded by the city and the province.
“The Government of Saskatchewan is proud to invest $12 million of provincial funding through the Municipal Economic Enhancement Program toward the City of Regina’s Wascana Pool Renewal project,” said Walsh Acres MLA Derek Meyers in a statement.
The renewal project features a lazy river, waterslides, a beach-entry leisure pool, a lap pool and diving tank, a hot tub and a concession that serves both pool and park users.
“Wascana Pool will be an exciting, inclusive and vibrant facility that will provide a unique outdoor summer experience to Regina residents and visitors of all ages,” said Laurie Shalley, director, parks, recreation and cultural services for the city.
The pool was designed for the community with feedback provided by thousands of Regina residents.