Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

May 24, 2013

Kokomo Beach will partially open Tuesday

By Lindsey Ziliak
Tribune staff writer

— Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center will partially reopen Tuesday, according to the city.

The pool’s summer opening has been delayed because of damage sustained during the April 19 flood. Several sections of the pool’s concrete and underground pipes were broken when the largest recorded flood in Kokomo’s history overtook the municipal pool. Repairs are ongoing.

“When we open Tuesday, patrons will still be able to enjoy the Lazy River, the Tower Slides and the state-of-the-art Splash Pad,” said Parks Superintendent John Martino.

Since the Leisure Pool will be unavailable, pool admission prices are reduced to $3 for adults and $2 for children under 12.

Beginning Tuesday, water-walking hours are 9 to 9:45 a.m. and 7 to 7:45 p.m. The pool is expected to fully open sometime in June.

Until the Leisure Pool is refilled, Kokomo Beach’s maximum capacity will be reduced to 700.

“Kokomo Beach is an important local and regional attraction, and I’m proud that we can at least partially reopen the facility in time for students’ summer vacation,” said Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight in a press release.  “Its aquatic programs, swim lessons, youth employment and contributions to the overall physical health and quality of life to our community make Kokomo Beach a valuable amenity.”

Season passes will not be sold until full operations have been restored.