Aquatic Center Proposal
A Tri-Cities group of citizens is supporting a plan to build a new aquatic center in Pasco.
As water activities are popular in the Tri-Cities, the group plans for the center to focus on water safety.
Open year round, the center would offer citizens swimming lessons and safety courses.
"That's why I'm taking my kids to swim lesson, they need to learn how to swim, I think that's a great idea," says Lisa Greer, who's children are currently enrolled in swimming lessons.
"Whatever comes on that ballot, I think it is worth the money. Especially since families including my daughter, her family and friends go to Silverwood. So that money they take to Idaho could stay here in the Tri-Cities," says Scott Johnson, another parent who supports the building of an aqautic center.
The proposed facility is budgeted to cost $35 million, costing tax payers 1 cent for every $10 spent.
If the proposition passes in August, the center will be built on Road 100 in Pasco.