Free Splash Day on tap

HUMBOLDT — A festive celebration is planned Sunday to mark the grand reopening of Humboldt’s newly refurbished swimming pool.
Pool visitors will be granted free admission as part of the new pool’s dedication, starting at 1 p.m.
The facilities, including the pool’s new zero-depth entry, several water jets that spray into the air and a pair of sprinklers will all be operating for the expected crowds. The pool also features a new water filtration and circulation system.
Mayor Bob Sharp, City Council members, Parks Committee and Friends of the Swimming Pool project will be on hand for the ceremony.
The city spent more than $400,000 rebuilding the pool.
Thanks to a $60,000 anonymous gift, it will also develop a recreation area in what will be called Centennial Park. Playground equipment, a sand volleyball court, shade trees and parking area are being added directly south of the pool.
Humboldt is also set to receive grant funding that will assist with construction of a walking trail connecting the pool with Sweatt Field softball and baseball complex

SEASON TICKETS are being sold at City Hall through Friday and will be available at the pool beginning Sunday.
Tickets are $35 for the full season for those 6-13 and over 55, or $17.50 for a half-season. For those 14-54, full season tickets cost $45 while half-season tickets are $22.50. Family season tickets sell for $75 for the season or $37.50 for a half season.
Daily admission prices are $1.25 for children 6-13 and adults 55 and older and $1.50 for adults 14-54. Children 5 and younger will be admitted free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult.
The city also rents the pool for private functions each night from 8 to 10 o’clock for $70.