Photo by Diane Cox
A 2014 Wood River Triathlon participant swims in the Aquatic Center pool on the race’s first leg.
WOOD RIVER — The Wood River City Council voted March 2 to change the rates for the Wood River Aquatic Center and the daily prices are going to make a splash with visitors.
The center is adding new options for guests such as swim aerobics, swim lessons, swim team practice time and complex rental.
“We want to offer some new things for our visitors,” aquatic center manager Fred Slow said. “Our regular hours are going to be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with open swim. From 6 to 7, we will offer swim lessons, swim aerobics and swim teams can arrange lane usage.”
To give guests more splash for their cash, the center has changed its complex rental policy to include both the pool and slide.
“Most people would rent just the pool or the slide,” Slow said. “Now when you want throw an event, you get the entire complex, the pool and slide. The rental used to be one and a half hours; now the rental is for two hours, from 7-9, and you get both features. The cost did increase from $200 to $250, but you get so much more.”
The cost of daily pool admission also has been lowered by $1 across the board. The new rates for adults are $7 while youth and seniors are $6. The cost for season passes has not changed. An individual season pass is $65, a senior pass is $55 and a family pass is $120 for residents. Non-residents can purchase season passes for an additional cost.
The center has several things on the agenda for the summer, including the Annual Wood River Triathlon and a 30th birthday celebration.
For information, visit the Wood River Park and Recreation Roundhouse at 633 N. Wood River Ave. or call (618) 251-3130.