Archive for Saturday, July 23, 2011

Indoor Aquatic Center to close for 2 weeks

July 23, 2011


The city’s Indoor Aquatic Center will close for several weeks while crews conduct annual maintenance work on the facility at 4706 Overland Drive.

The center will be closed from July 30 through Aug. 14. The Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Ky., remains open.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 9 months ago

Actually, it's probably just as heavily used in other times of the year, maybe more so, and the outdoor pool isn't open as an option then.

And what about the pool at Lawrence High? Is it open right now, as well?

9070811 6 years, 9 months ago

CKN is closed during the summer. The LIAC is extremely busy during Winter months. Ad Astra, Aquahawks, Masters and Free State all use the pool for practice. During the Winter, swimming is the preferred method of exercise for a lot of people.

JayhawkFan1985 6 years, 9 months ago

With all the time they've spent "maintaining" the indoor aquatic center over the years one would think that the locker rooms could be improved. The floors near the showers and near the lockers don't drain properly and water ponds rather than going down the drain. Whoever the orginal contractor was should have been compelled to fix that over a decade ago. None of the "maintenance" projects since have corrected it. This is true in the men's locker room and the family changing rooms. I hope the women's locker room is in better shape.

Also, there has been a lot of talk about building a west side rec center. Why not convert the 2nd floor offices at LIAC to a weight room / treadmill room? The HS gym could be used for pick up games on the weekends and over the summer.

inklines 6 years, 9 months ago

The Indoor Aquatic Center closes in August for maintenance so it can be open and ready for patrons when the outdoor pool closes in late August or early September. The maintenance is the annual routine scheduled refurbishment. If you have maintenance issues, bring them up with the staff or management so that they can be addressed.

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