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Brand new pools at High Point City Lake Park set to open this weekend

The old pool closed in 2019 and the renovations include a new pool, splash pad, lazy river and water slides.

JAMESTOWN, N.C. — Unlike the weather over the Memorial Day weekend, things are heating up at City Lake Park in Jamestown. 

The brand-new Pool will reopen for the first time in nearly four years.

Built-in the 1930s, the original pool was one of the largest in the southeast. 

In addition to the new lap pool, there is a new splash pad, a leisure pool for the kiddos, new water slides, and my favorite a new lazy river. 

The pool lobby, restrooms, and changing rooms were all modernized.

The old gym was transformed into a meeting and event center. 

Colton Marble is the Special Facilities Manager for the City of High Point. 

He says a lot of work went into planning the new pools while trying to maintain its small-town feel. 

"There's a lot of that familiarity if you come back. It's not going to be like 'Woah, what is this place?' It's going to be like 'Wow! I see they've upgraded. So, it's still going to have that familiarity but it's going to look a lot different, we're excited," said Marble.

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Over the last couple of summers -- some pools were forced to close because of a lifeguard shortage.

Others were able to shift around lifeguards and managers to stay afloat.

This year Greensboro and Winston-Salem pools are fully staffed.

Marble says High Point is always hiring but they are staffed and will be ready to make a splash this Memorial Day weekend. 

"We have a couple of vacancies still but we had that built into our numbers so I think we'll be fine. I definitely don't envision that we will have to close this section or this pool won't be able to open," said Marble. 

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The city lake pool renovation was part of a bond referendum that totaled nearly $10 million.

The Pools at City Lake Park will be open this weekend and every day starting June 3rd. 

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