By JOSH NEWTON
City officials have selected a potential design for a new swimming pool scheduled to be built as part of the recent capital-improvements project.
Tahlequah Mayor Jason Nichols said the new pool construction is set to cost around $2.5 million.
Two possible designs were provided to the city by consultants for the project. Renderings were posted on Nichols’ mayoral Facebook page this week, where residents were encouraged to provide their feedback on the designs.
Though the specifics of the design have not been finalized, Nichols said the city has decided to go with the option that includes four swimming lanes set apart from a diving board, a curved swimming area, and several slides.
Nichols is still asking for feedback on the chosen design. Comments can be made on his mayoral Facebook page “City of Tahlequah - Mayor” where both options submitted to the city can be seen. Comments or questions can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work could begin on the new pool construction this fall. Nichols said consultants have suggested the pool be constructed at the city’s sports complex on West Allen Road.
City residents could also see construction begin soon on a splash pad for children, which is set to be located at the corner of Downing and Water on Cherokee Nation property.
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