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RCN: Florence Plans Park, Event Space to Replace Aquatic Center

The Florence Aquatic Center is likely no more and the city announced Tuesday night that there is a replacement plan. In a news release, the city announced plans to construct a four-acre park and event space near the Florence Government Center on the site of the shuttered Aquatic Center. City council previously decided that the […]

Northern Kentuckty Tribune: Florence City Council votes to keep Aquatic Center closed; there are other plans for the site

The Florence City Council voted Tuesday night to keep the Florence Aquatic Center closed — and said it had plans to build a four-acre park and event space on the site. Mayor Diane Whalen said the park has cost the city $3 million and has never broken even. “We’ll keep the building,” Whalen said. “Renovate […]

The Enquire: Florence Aquatic Center: City council announces plan to eliminate the pool, build a park

The time to enjoy a dip in the four-acre Florence Aquatic Center is likely at an end as city officials announced plans Tuesday to replace the closed pool with a park. The aquatic center that features a pool and lazy river was opened in 2003 on the Florence Government Center campus off Ewing Boulevard. The water world has […]

WCPO 9: Florence votes not to fund aquatic center, closed since 2019, this year

FLORENCE, Ky. — Florence City Council voted Tuesday night not to spend money to keep the aquatic center maintained this year. The center has been closed since 2019. Brian Kinross has had four children make their rounds through the center. He said the memories attached to the aquatic center are part of the reason he’s […]

LOCAL 12: Florence Aquatic Center and pool closed and it might be permanent

FLORENCE, Ky. (WKRC) –The Florence Aquatic Center is the lone remaining city-run swimming pool in Northern Kentucky. The COVID pandemic forced it to shut down last summer, and the city also closed it this summer. Mayor Diane Whalen says it probably won’t reopen at all in its current format. The budget under review by the […]

Community members are seeking answers regarding the closure of the Florence Aquatic Center

Having lost the 2021 summer season at the Florence Aquatic Center, families and children in the community feel left behind in the dark about their future. “We are all broken hearts, which is literally like breaking our hearts into millions,” said Jenna Kemper, the mother of Florence Hammerhead. Kemper’s three children have been in the […]

WSCH: Florence Aquatic Center Won’t Open In 2021

(Florence, Ky.) – The Florence Aquatic Center will not open in 2021. For the second year in a year, Florence City Council, with a recommendation from City staff, has decided to keep the Aquatic Center closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a news release this week, the City of Florence said the decision comes “due to uncertainty […]

FOX 19: Florence Aquatic Center closed for 2021 season

FLORENCE, Ky. (FOX19) – The Florence Aquatic Center will not open for the 2021 pool season for the second year in a row due to COVID-19 restrictions, city officials announced Monday. The city’s contractual obligations with the company that manages pool services, including the staffing of lifeguards and general operations, requires Florence officials to make […]

WLWT: Florence Aquatic Center not opening for 2021 pool season

FLORENCE, Ky. — The Florence Aquatic Center is not opening for the 2021 pool season due to uncertainty with restrictions and the potential of a shortened pool season. Currently, recreational facilities are advised to limit their capacity to 60%. The decision comes after a Florence City Council meeting and recommendation from the city staff. Officials […]