The work begins

Andrea Justice/Arizona Silver Belt Stakeholders from the City of Globe, CVRMC, Freeport McMoRan, Pinto Valley, BHP and the United Fund gathered for a celebratory “Demo Day” to break ground on the Globe Community Center pool. Pictured (l-r): John Angulo, Rick Powers, Linda Oddonetto, Preston Pollock, Neal Jensen, Robin Bradford Huddleston, Al Gameros, Mariano Gonzalez, Fernando Shipley, Maryn Belling and Ron Carnahan.

Tuesday, Jan. 4, marked the commencement of work on the Globe Community Center swimming pool rehabilitation project, as workers started fencing off the project area. The pool is projected to reopen in July 2022. Monday, Jan. 10, members and local stakeholders celebrated “Demo Day” on the project.

The pool renovation, with an estimated cost of approximately $2.3 million, is being undertaken by Structural Preservation Systems. It will include basic repairs to the pool, which closed in 2014 due to leakage issues, a splash pad, zero entry, bulkhead, heater and swim team accessories.

Through a recently formed $1.5 million  partnership with Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center, the city also has plans to renovate the current pool building and entrance area, add large and small water slides, and put in a grass area and a roofed community building.

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