Major renovations to begin at H. Spurgeon Cherry Pool!

Press release from City of Gainesville

The City of Gainesville’s Wild Spaces & Public Places program, in conjunction with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, are pleased to announce a major renovation of the 50-year old building and pool. Located at 1001 NW 31 Dr. at Albert “Ray” Massey (Westside) Park, construction is set to begin in January 2022 with completion expected in the summer of 2022.

Improvements include:

  • Replacement of pool liner and water recirculating system
  • Modifications to the building entry including a new canopy
  • New roofing system
  • New showers, restroom fixtures, lockers, benches, interior finishes, and light fixtures
  • New mechanical (HVAC) systems
  • Electrical upgrades
  • Office, storage, and staff space improvements
  • Parking lot reconstruction

For a schedule of City of Gainesville pool openings and closures, please visit the webpage. The approximate construction cost of this project is $1,497,587.

  • Surprised some Lillie woke individuals aren’t crying it’s happening to a “”Westside” facility.

    It really is time. The facilities were in dire need of repairs.

  • Parks, wild spaces and cultural affairs are three things the city does right. Of course it look a voter referendum to implement Wild Spaces. I love the murals too.

  • It’s too bad that they couldn’t get started earlier so they would be finished by spring, when it gets warm out. Reminds me of Poe Springs boardwalk renovations. There aren’t very many recreational facilities in the Gainesville/Alachua County area, and the powers that be seem to not care if they are shut down for long periods of time when they are most likely to be used by the citizens who fund them… It is good that they are finally getting around to doing these improvements. Just would make a lot more sense to plan and schedule better.

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