Groundbreaking was held on a new $6.6 million dollar Cheyenne Aquatic Center Tuesday morning.

The  new facility will be located on the existing site of the city's municipal pool. Once completed the new center will include a "lazy river", zero depth entry, play features, three additional lanes, two new water slides and remodeled locker rooms among other improvements. Laramie County voters approved spending $5 million in sixth penny sales tax revenues on the center in 2012.

The city has since appropriated an additional $1.6 million from the sale of city property to the Menards retail chain as well as the Cheyenne Community Mill Grant and City of Cheyenne Impact Fees. Parks and Recreation Director Rick Parish says the new facility should be open in the spring of 2015.

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