Written by The Business Journal Staff
Calwa residents will be able to enjoy a new community pool this fall with the help of a grant of $80,000 from Kaiser Permanente Fresno.
Construction is expected to begin this summer to replace an old, unusable pool first constructed in the 1950s. The new community pool — known as the Kaiser Permanente Aquatic Center — is expected to open in late September. In addition, the Calwa Recreation Park District also partnered with other organizations in the community to offer free bottled water, refillable bottles and aquatic exercise programs to the community.
“We heard how much this community missed having access to a pool and wanted to make sure the community had this resource available to them,” said Wade Nogy, senior vice president and area manager for Kaiser Permanente Fresno. “This pool will provide opportunities for families to stay active and cool during the summer, and lead to a healthier Calwa community.”
The Kaiser Permanente Aquatic Center will be constructed just east of the old site, which will be filled in. From there, the Calwa Parks and recreation District will determine a new use for the space.