In March, there was a big announcement: The Florence Aquatic Center would not open for summer 2021 “due to COVID restrictions.”
After much investigation, it is clear the city has ZERO plans to reopen in 2022 or ever again. This decision has been made and the mayor and city council are not willing to collaborate with the community. Instead, they are choosing to let it sit empty this summer to simply rot away. By not maintaining it this summer, they are clear they have no plans to reopen.
This facility not only provides recreation, swim lessons, and hosts a competitive swim and dive team, but it allows the entire community to come together to play, exercise, get fresh air, learn how to swim, relax and build relationships. These are all things we all need now more than ever, especially our children! They are using the pandemic as an “easy way out” to close a very important asset and recreational facility forever. Please help keep this amazing facility alive in 2022 and beyond for our entire community!