Contractor hired for Prosser water park

PROSSER -- Prosser has selected Spokane Valley contractor T.W. Clark Construction to build the city's water park project.

The $2.4 million new aquatic center will include two pools to replace the aging old pool and a water slide feature. Plans call for the center to open June 10.

Cathleen Koch, deputy city administrator, said in a news release that the existing eight-lane, 33-meter pool will be shortened to standard competition length of 25 yards and will have a 27-foot long drop slide at the deep end.

The second pool will have a zero-depth entry and a 100-foot long water slide, with other play features.

The two pools, side by side, will have a removable fence to allow competition swimming while having recreational use in the adjacent pool.

Koch noted in the release that swimmers will have heated water available.

A new bathhouse is being built, and there will be shaded areas, picnic tables and a large lawn.