Swimmers will take a first dip at the Perry Aquatic Centre in Cambridge on May 15.
The revamped facility boasts a new 10-lane 25m indoor pool, a toddler pool, hydrotherapy pool, spa, sauna, children’s splash pad and an upgrade of the existing 50-metre outdoor pool.
Its name acknowledges a $300,000 donation towards construction of the new facility by the Brian Perry Charitable Trust and will carry the name for 10 years.
The Trust also supports Te Awa Cycleway, the Sir Don Rowlands Centre and the Perry Community Water Sports centre and the Home of Cycling velodrome.
The town pools have also been gifted the name Puna Kaukau O Te Oko Horoi by Ngāti Koroki Kahukura which will accompany Perry Aquatic Centre.
Waipā mayor Jim Mylchreest said the day would be a momentous occasion for both Council and the community.
“We are incredibly excited to open this amazing space and share it with our residents. This is a top-of-the-line facility and we know people will absolutely love it.”
A public opening event will be held on the day so the occasion could be celebrated by the whole community.
“This project has required a great deal of patience and understanding from our residents so to honour that, we along with GoWaipa, will be holding an event for all to attend.
“We are still working on the finer details of this event, but it will be a great day. We look forward to celebrating with our community.”
Entrance will be $8 for adults, $5 for children and $5 for senior citizens. For more information go to www.gowaipa.co.nz.