City recommends aquatic activities end at Water World
Downtown aquatic centre said to be attracting swimmers from old downtown pool
City staff recommend that all aquatic activities at Windsor Water World be discontinued.
In a report to city council, Jan Wilson, the executive director of recreation, says attendance for courses and classes there is poor.
For example, only three people are now participating at the average preschool swim.
"The report is not intended to ask council to make the final decision on the closure of the pool portion of Water World. We're suggesting that we not do these activities at this time," Wilson said.
Wilson says that since the new downtown aquatic complex opened, there has been a noticeable drop in attendance at Water World, especially for preschool swims.
"Those activities are not very well attended at this time. So we're recommending that we not do those. We're not recommending that we drain the pools or anything like, that would preclude a final decision," Wilson said.
If council approves, all aquatic activities will end a week from Friday.
Other activities at World World, including fitness and after-school programs, would continue.