|The Perris-Menifee Valley Aquatic Center has been under construction for about a year and should be ready to open this fall.|
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 Aquatic Center is modeled to look like an air traffic control tower.|
|The Olympic-sized pool will be used by local high schools for water sports.|
|There will be a smaller pool for children and a sitting area for parents on the planter.|
|The Lazy River will surround a small island and will have a bridge overhead to walk across the River.|
|Male and female changing stations will be available, along with bathrooms and outside showers.|
|The Aquatic Center will feature a wave pool for more adventurous swimmers.|
|The 13-acre center should be ready for use by late November.|