Lawrence opened their first outdoor pool for the community this summer with the help of a $1 million grant from the United Way of Central Indiana along with donations from individuals and businesses. One of six YMCA outdoor pools in the Indianapolis area, the new Benjamin Harrison Outdoor Aquatic Center holds 185,000 gallons and is larger than the Fishers YMCA pool.
The pool features a 12 foot tall, 53 foot long enclosed water slide, a zero-depth entry, four 25-yard lap lanes and various water play features. "This is just going to be an amazing addition to the city of Lawrence and the community. This is a fabulous pool for families" says Kim Nutter, the facility's associate executive director.
A second phase will include a splash pad and locker rooms after more fund raising.