EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - The $28.4 million aquatic center plan was approved on Monday.
With Evansville’s own Olympic Champion looking on, the Evansville City Council unanimously approved funding for 28 million dollar replacement for Lloyd Pool.
High fives at the Civic Center tonight after the 9-0 vote to fund the $28 million. The Deaconess Aquatics Center will go in Garvin Park across from Bosse Field.
A 50-meter pool for competition, a leisure pool, an outdoor pool and a splash pad.
While Deaconess gets naming rights, we learned there are plans for Lilly King to have her name of the center as well. The Mayor says anything like that will have to wait until King graduates.
King is just happy her hometown will finally have a state-of-the-art facility.
“We’ve been talking about this since I was 10-years-old, so I’m sure before that they were talking about it too," King explained. "It’s just incredible knowing that the kids are going to grow up in a better swimming community than I had the chance to. I’m just really happy for them.”