POOL IMPROVEMENTS AHEAD — Customers of the Prosser pool will see new starting blocks, a replacement pool cover and updated speakers when they return in the 2020 pool season, thanks to a $31, 772 state grant coupled with matching funds.

PROSSER — The City of Prosser’s eight-year-old aquatic center will receive some needed updates, according to Kathya Martinez, City Park and Recs Manager, thanks to a generous state grant.

The city was one of the many recipients of regional grants to area municipalities to help maintain and upgrade recreation facilities.

The $31,762 grant will, according to Martinez, be used to replace eight starting blocks, replace the pool cover and new speakers.

The city was required to match funds.

The bid process for the improvements will go out, followed by the upgrades, when the pool closes following the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.

According to Martinez, “The Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) is a small state agency that manages grant programs creating outdoor recreation opportunities. The City of Prosser received The Youth Athletic Facility (YAF) grant, which is a program that provides money to buy land and develop or renovate outdoor athletic facilities such as ball fields, courts, swimming pools, and skate parks that serve youth.”

Deb Brumley can be contacted at 509-837-4500, ext. 114 or email DBrumley@sunnysidesun.com

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