Just in time for summer, Bismarck area kids have a new place to splash in and get wet.
The Bismarck YMCA opened its new First International Bank and Trust Family Splash Center with ribbon-cutting and a pool full of eager participants.
The facility features warm water, two twisting waterslides, fountains and other water play features.
The project cost $1.7 million, with over $1 million raised by sponsors and the rest by the YMCA.
The center took less than a year to build from the ground up and organizers say it was well worth the wait.
What’s the initial reaction from the kids?
“It’s so cool,” said Elaina Richardson, a Bismarck area second-grader taking part in the inaugural swim. ” It is really awesome and the slides are cool.”
The new pool is free to use for YMCA members, and $15 for a day pass for non-members.