Swimmers in Inwood, Iowa have a brand new aquatic center.
The previous city pool was built in 1968, and city leaders said it was time for a new one.
But, while the city worked on getting bids for the over 2-million dollar project, last summer, youngsters didn't have an aquatic center to go to.
Now that it's open, they said it was the worth the wait.
"I felt like happy and I was so excited. I wanted to go the first day," 9-Year-Old Gianna Klarenbeek said.
"I was excited about the slide and the logs you get to jump on. That's like the most fun thing I get to do on there," 12-Year-Old Jackson Johnson said.
The city's mayor said the community was awarded a grant over a 10 year period to help with construction.
"It's a nice asset for your community. I guess, if somebody's looking at moving here, living here, raising a family, the pool is just an asset that we can have to offer that family that this is a good place to live. And, we feel that Inwood is a good place to live," Inwood Mayor Daniel Moen said.
The pool is open to the public, and people can buy daily, annual, or single membership passes.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Kathy Clayton at (712) 239-4100 x209. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at email@example.com.