City seeks feedback on revitalization of popular East Hill Peanut Pool

Overhaul for Peanut Pool

Greater Vernon Recreation Services wants your feedback on an overhaul for East Hill's Peanut Pool.

A survey is now open at EngageVernon.ca to gather feedback on a conceptual design to revitalize the Lakeview Park wading pool. It's widely known as the Peanut Pool for its iconic shape.

The pool was first opened to the public in 1958 and is in bad need of an upgrade.

Conceptual designs show a possible peanut-shaped spray park, along with a new wading pool and washrooms.

Public engagement for the 2018 Recreation Master Plan identified a need to modernize the pool.

"The Lakeview wading pool opened to the public in 1958. For more than 60 years, it has been a wonderful asset to the Greater Vernon community, providing families with a location to gather with friends and cool off on hot summer days," the city says.

In late 2020, the city applied for federal-provincial infrastructure grant funding.

If successful, a $2.5-million upgrade is envisioned.

The public survey is open until Feb. 21.

The proposed revitalization includes a complete redesign of the washroom, changeroom and mechanical building to be more sustainable and accessible to park and facility users. The pool basin has also been redesigned with features to increase accessibility.

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