Shawnee’s New Municipal Pool Project, a downtown multi-feature recreational facility, is scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend.

Shawnee’s New Municipal Pool Project, a downtown multi-feature recreational facility, is scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend.

City Director of Operations James Bryce said the current construction phase includes pouring concrete for the deck space.

“I believe next week they’re going to begin plumbing on the splash pad at the pool,” he said of the Woodland Veterans Park site. “There could be some work inside the building going on.”

The facility, which formally broke ground in July, is set to include diving boards, a basketball goal, a climbing wall, an interactive play system in the zero-depth entry, a current channel and two slides.

“One is real wide, we call it a family slide, and three people can go down at the same time,” Bryce described. “The other one is a flume slide with a couple of twists.”

Trees were recently cleared in preparation for the facility’s neighboring parking lot. The Parks Department said it plans to look into options for replacing the removed trees.

The water fun extends beyond the pool project, with a splash pad planned for Boy Scout Park.

In February, Avedis Foundation approved a $203,293 grant to the city, with those funds to be matched by the city. Interim City Manager Justin Erickson said the splash pad could be complete as early as mid-May.