DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – A number of county officials were on hand when Dawson County Parks and Recreation Director Lisa Henson cut the ribbon on the beautiful new pool house at Veterans Memorial Park Friday (June 15) morning.
The $450,000 facility was paid for entirely with voter-approved funds from the special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST). The new facility replaces an old structure that was built in the early 1970s.
“I’m really excited about this,” Henson said. “This has been our vision for quite some time. Even through the lean years from 2008-2015 when we were struggling to get by, we were working on the pool area in phase.”
Commission Chairman Billy Thurmond said, “This is a very nice facility and one of the many improvements the commission is trying to make throughout the county. I remember working out of the old building when I started working for the county in 1978.This is something we really did need. The citizens, I’m sure, will enjoy the new facility and we look forward to them doing so.”
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