Anticipation is growing for the completion of a new downtown pool that’s been designed to appeal to all ages.

A block from Connaught Hill Park and easily accessible to other city venues such as the Library and Civic Centre, the new pool along Dominion Street between 6th and 7th Avenues is envisioned as a hub of activity. In addition to swim programs and lessons, the pool will serve as a public space that is welcoming to locals and visitors.

It will feature a shallow and warm pool for young children, a leisure pool with “beach entry” and slide, and a large, 25-metre swimming pool that spans six lanes. Accompanying areas include a steam room, sauna, change rooms and poolside spaces for meetings and swim-related instruction.

Preliminary work on the property, which replaces the current Four Seasons Pool just across the street, will be ongoing through 2018 with major construction underway in 2019. While the new pool is being built, the existing Four Seasons Pool will continue to operate.