Local leaders initiate project to upgrade JFK Pool

Local leaders initiate project to upgrade JFK Pool

TELL CITY, IN. (WFIE) - Tell City’s JFK City pool could soon get a makeover. Tell City Indiana is always trying to improve the quality of life for their residents and the Perry County Leadership class of 2019 has made it their mission to do just that.

“We decided we wanted to do something to help children and families. So we had a lot of ideas for the project, but this is the one we chose to revitalize, the Tell City JFK pool, and to add a splash pad,” said Leadership program graduate Nancy Myers.

The city surveyed a thousand people and asked them what needed attention here in Tell City, and more than half mentioned the city pool.

“It’s something that families want. They don’t want to have to drive, they want to enjoy it right here at home. Since we lost our slide recently we have the perfect place to add a splash pad,” said Leadership program graduate Wendi Rich.

The plans also include extra shading, a small pavilion, and solar lights.

“We’re going to use products that are eco-friendly 90-percent or 100-percent post-consumer. Flower pots and benches, so that’s a kind of unique piece,” said Rich.

The group plans to apply for a land and water conservation grant to receive $500,000 and if they get it, the city will match it with another $500,000.

“We do have some funding available that we can put away a little bit this year, and a little bit next year as that funding starts to process,” said City Clerk Jenny Richter.

The city believes putting money into upgrading the pool will better the overall quality of life and attract more people to the city.

“We understand how important it is to a young family, or older family that may want to come in and set up and establish their roots here with us. Our arms are welcome and we want to make sure they enjoy Tell City as much as we have over the years,” said Richter.

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