The Chastain Park Athletic Club Board plans a new aquatic complex in Chastain Park, which includes a natatorium with a 50-meter indoor competition pool; two outdoor community pools with a slide and diving board; an adjacent three-story clubhouse with locker facilities, concessions/coffee shop, and training room and event level.
The projected cost is between $15 and $20 million, including extensive site work and demolition of the current pool. Work would be timed to not miss a summer swimming season, anticipating completion by the spring of 2009, or perhaps sooner. Funding is expected to come from a combination of individual, foundation and corporate gifts, as well as government investment.
The project, which came out of five years of planning, will be the first upgrade of the swimming facility since Chastain Park Pool was completed in 1942. Jim King, president of the board and long time Chastain Park advocate, unveiled the plans and color computer rendering at an open house for pool supporters last month. “Our Board is responding to a dire community need for indoor swimming, upgraded neighborhood recreation and competition facilities,” he said.
The project will be built on the site of the current Chastain Park Pool on W. Wieuca Road in Chastain Park. The pool has operated with an agreement from the City of Atlanta since 2002. After nearly being razed, the Chastain Park Pool re-opened July 4th, 2002, and became the home of the North Atlanta Swim Association (NASA).
For more information about the new Chastain Park Aquatic Center, contact Jim King at 404-966-2076 or firstname.lastname@example.org.