I'm hearing that they want to turn TRAC into a swimming pool. Are you kidding me?
TRAC is one of the top equestrian facilities in the Northwest. For the past three years, I've been traveling from northern Utah to participate in the Sand Cup Futurity and Derby. This means economic impact on your community with out-of-state dollars. We spend the week in Washington between Pasco and Walla Walla.
This is one of the great barrel racing events that the producers bring to Pasco. I know the B4N4D also does some big races there as well. The equestrian world has not been affected by the poor economy. We love our horses and are people that have expendable money to spend traveling -- buying equipment, horse feed, gas, food, hotels, etc. while we are in your community.
By making TRAC into a swimming pool how many tourism dollars and tax dollars will it generate?
A better idea is to build a new structure that has a bubble for winter months, then you have a pool for all seasons. Check out Surf N Swim in Layton, Utah.
-- LIZ MARTIN, Layton, Utah