The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department wants to update the city’s aquatic facilities and has released the Greensboro Aquatics Facilities Master Plan, “Plan2Splash,” for public review and comment.

“Plan2Splash” is a 108-page report on the current status of Parks and Recreation’s aquatic facilities and a list of recommendations with cost estimates for improvements.

Although the report is detailed, perhaps what is Greensboro’s most well-known aquatic facility, the Greensboro Aquatic Center (GAC), isn’t covered because it is a Greensboro Coliseum Complex facility and not a Parks and Recreation facility.

The recommendations in Plan2Splash include:

  • Replacing the pool at Lindley Community Center with a new six-lane pool; water basketball; Ninja Cross obstacle course and a water slide.
  • Replacing the Peeler Community Park pools with a new three-lane lap pool; beach entry; interactive aquatics play; water basketball and an interactive water plaza.
  • Replacing the Warnersville Community Park pool with a new six-lane pool; beach entry; zones for smaller and older children and interactive aquatics play.
  • Adding additional misters to the spraygrounds at Barber and Keeley parks.
  • Adding a sprayground at Hester Park.
  • Building a full-service aquatic facility at Griffin Community Park.
  • Building a full-service aquatic facility at the future park on Short Farm Road.

Parks and Recreation Director Phil Fleischmann said in a press release, “Our swimming pools and spraygrounds are valued and impactful facilities within our park system. The community input that we received in developing this plan has been crucially important in shaping recommendations for the future of our aquatic facilities. More than 1,800 individuals offered feedback through engagement processes. We encourage you to share your comments regarding the draft plan with us.”

Parks and Recreation is requesting that people review the plan which can be found here Plan2Spash and respond to this survey between now and May 3.

The Parks and Recreation Commission will receive public comments at the Wednesday, June 14 meeting at 5 p.m. at the Greensboro Science Center 4301 Lawndale Dr.