<i>Q: Will the sand area at the Aquatic Center be accessible this summer as it was originally intended? If not, why not?</i>
It won't, said Ernie Shaw of the city's parks and recreation department. Shaw said the sand has caused problems for the Aquatic Center drains and the pool system itself.
The playground is open to the public all year from the park and the city is looking at redesigning the area with less sand and more grass, shade and play features to make it more desirable to the pool and park users and less of a maintenance concern for staff.