GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) - City leaders in Greenwood are creating waves.
Officials have drawn up plans for a $10 million aquatic center at Freedom Park. It won't be ready until 2014.
Councilman Thomas Hord says it will have three pools, slides and and other features. Plus, it won't cost tax payers any money.
City leaders say their research shows the development will attract people from neighboring communities.
"People are coming from as far out as 75 miles to come to an aquatic center such as this," Hord said. "Which means they will stop at our restaurants, hotels and gas stations. Everybody around will benefit from the park."
Meanwhile, folks can get cool in a much smaller pool.
Groundbreaking for a splash pad is scheduled for later this month on Lincoln Street.
"That is where the old city pool was and we didn't want to leave the residents on that side of town without any options," Hord said. "Especially, this year where there is not going to be a pool to swim in."
Greenwood resident Cathy Badel says she plans to take her four-year-old son, Austin, once the new facility opens.
"I think the splash park is a good idea," Cathy Badel said.
"It will be fun for especially the smaller kids I think."
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