Grand opening for Fahl Aquatics Center is July 7

COLUMBIA CITY — A ribbon-cutting and grand opening for the new, $4.6 million Russel and Evelyn Fahl Aquatics Center is July 7 at 11:30 a.m.

A project supported by the Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority’s “Road to One Million” Regional Cities Plan, the facility was also supported by numerous community contributors and organizations.

“We are very excited to finally open up the gates and let the public into this fantastic and inviting facility!” Mayor Ryan Daniel said. “The Fahl Aquatics Center is a great place for families of all ages to enjoy community together.”

The Russel and Evelyn Fahl Aquatics Center replaces the former 60-year-old Burnworth Pool, and features two water slides, a vortex water jet area, children play features, lilly pad rope area and six-lane competition pool.

To mark the grand opening, the facility will offer a “Dollar Day” for all customers when admission is only $1.

“We hope the community will come out and celebrate their accomplishment — this Aquatics Center,” said Park Superintendent Mark Green. “It’s a testament to the hard work, dedication, growth and togetherness of our residents.”

The Aquatics Center is named after Russel and Evelyn Fahl, whose work ethic, community involvement and dedication are remembered. Other contributors to the project include the Dekko Foundation, Whitley County Community Foundation, Lutheran Health Systems, the Billy Reffitt Family, Three Birds Casual and many community members.

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