YMCA pool management deal off

The YMCA won’t be running Greenwood’s new aquatic center when it opens next year and won’t be bringing a facility with an indoor pool and gym to the city for at least three years, if at all.

Last year, the city announced plans to have the YMCA run the city’s new pool park, which will feature water slides, a lap pool, leisure pool and lazy river. The center would be located next to a YMCA facility with an indoor pool, exercise room and gym, all in Freedom Park, on the city’s southwest side.

But since then, plans for the new YMCA facility haven’t moved forward, and YMCA officials questioned the city’s plans for the aquatic center, including its size. Recently, YMCA officials told Mayor Mark Myers they wouldn’t build in Greenwood for three to five years, while focusing on their Indianapolis projects first, and were making no commitment to build in Greenwood at all.


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