Aquatic Center Projected to be Finished by Late November

The Perris-Menifee Valley Aquatic Center has been under construction for about a year and should...

The Perris-Menifee Valley Aquatic Center has been under construction for about a year and should be ready to open this fall.
The Perris-Menifee Valley Aquatic Center is gearing up to open in late fall to early winter.

Construction on the $25 million project began last year with a groundbreaking ceremony in August. The new center will be located next to Big League Dreams on Trumble Road, north of Highway 74.

Project Superintendent Mike Pyeatt of TB Penick & Sons said that construction on the Aquatic Center is going along smoothly without any complications.

"Everything is going good." said Pyeatt (left). "It looks like we're probably going to turn everything over to the county in late November to early December."

The 13-acre Aquatic Center will include an Olympic-size pool, kiddie pools, water play areas, a volleyball court, a wave pool, water slides, an activities pool and a lazy river.

Local high schools will be able to use the Olympic-size pool for water sports as soon as the center is complete. The pool will come equipped with swimming lanes, starter blocks for swimmers and diving boards.

The Aquatics Center will feature other amenities, including concession stands, changing rooms, outside showers and a multipurpose room.

Pyeatt and construction workers have been working hard to stay on schedule and are making sure everything will be ready by the projected finish time.

"Everything is pretty much on track," said Pyeatt. "We're still waiting for the water slide to come in from Pittsburgh, but it should be here next week and will be ready for installment."

The entrance of the Aqu