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Campbell Aquatic Center Improvements Underway

Fri, Oct 09, 2020 at 3:35PM

Written by Kristen Schmutz

Belden Communications News



The Campbell Aquatic Center located in the Midtown area of Daytona Beach will be getting a makeover that is to include a new pool entry pavilion and additional shaded seating areas.


According to a release, construction has begun on a 300-square-foot building that will be located on the north side of the existing facility. When completed in January, it will be a new entry for the popular pool. The concrete building will include a reception desk, cabinets, and a storage area.


Crews are also set to install new stairs and an ADA compliant ramp to gain access to the pool area, a sidewalk on the north side of the enclosure, and two 20’ x 20’ canopy shade structures over four new picnic tables that will be on the east side beyond the existing pool deck.


During construction, the pool, restrooms, and locker room will remain open.


These improvements are all a part of a three-phase plan for the facility. The first two phases are estimated to cost $154,874, and the city has been awarded a grant of $139,386 from the Daytona Beach Racing and Recreational Facilities District.


The city is looking for other funding avenues for the final phase of the project.


Phase two will expand the east pool deck and add shade structures, tables, and chairs, and will happen simultaneously with the first phase and be complete in January. Phase three will remodel and expand the restrooms and remodel office space into storage rooms.


The improvements are part of an initiative to make upgrades while increasing the connectivity between the Dickerson Community Center and the pool facility.


The city submitted a grant request to the District to replace Dickerson’s aged playground equipment earlier this year. The design includes relocating the playground from the adjacent parking lot, so people don’t have to walk through traffic to get to the play area, as well as updating or replacing the aged equipment.


The District agreed to fund the majority of the project’s costs for a total of $253,680 over three years. Other planned upgrades include additional parking, connecting sidewalks, improved exterior lighting, and new basketball courts, while the tennis and racquetball courts are to be removed.

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