The City of Cascade is planning to get a new pool.
City Administrator Deanna McCusker says they will be replacing their 50+ year old pool with a new pool that’s over 1,500 square feet larger. It will have zero depth entry and 1-meter and 3-meter diving towers. It will also have six 25-yard swimming lanes, as well as water features, sun-protective shad umbrellas and a new bathhouse/concession building.
The City has already been working on Phase One of the project, which included developing conceptual plans, bond referendum and fundraising.
Phase Two, which consists of on-site development, was recently approved by the Cascade City Council. There will be other steps included in Phase Two, including developing actual plans and designs with specifications.
The pool with the new bathhouse will cost three-point-six million dollars. The City was authorized to borrow up to two million with the successful bond referendum that took place this past spring. The City also has $600,000 set aside in reserve funds for the project.
McCusker tells KMCH they are also working on a capital campaign with the hopes to bring in one million dollars, which also includes in-kind donations and grants.
If you’d like to donate to Cascade pool project, you can submit a check to:
Wave of the Future Campaign
Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
Roshek Building Suite 195
700 Locust Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
(photo courtesy of City of Cascade website)