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Edmond's new aquatic center is 40 percent complete

The $22.5 million Edmond Recreation and Aquatic Center is nearly 40 percent complete. The competitive swimming pool and recreation center is a partnership involving the city, Edmond Public Schools and the YMCA.
by Diana Baldwin Published: December 20, 2012
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A family leisure pool with lap lanes and play equipment is included in the plans. A 20.5-foot twisting slide that is 130 feet long will run inside and outside the building.

City leaders said they have seen relatively few change orders considering the size of the project.

A number of changes were made when city officials made reductions in the cost of the project, said Assistant City Manager Steve Commons.

A $37,316 increase occurred when it was discovered a gas pipeline had been left off the plans.

“They forgot to put it in the plan,” Commons said. “We weren't happy about it, but we caught it in time.”

YMCA officials decided to add tile to the family leisure pool, which cost $191,000. The additional cost was paid by the YMCA.

“Knock on wood, everything is going pretty smooth,” Commons said.

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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