Nearly two years ago at the start of the project's journey, the De Pere community approved a plan to renovate its two public pools, one being at VFW Park. Design by GRAEF and being construction by Immel Construction, the new VFW Aquatic Center will be renovated to include a 6-lane pool equipped with 12-foot-drop body slides and two diving boards, a zero-depth entry children's pool, activity areas, 6,150 square foot bathhouse, and 1,250 square food mechanical building. The facility will open in the summer of 2021.
Features of the new center were thoughtfully chosen based on surveys and research depicting what the community desired in an aquatic facility including the family-style restrooms, slides, diving boards, and top priority of safety for all visitors. This new renovation is designed to be more integrative for families as well as lap swimmers and bring a new version of this amenity to the community that they have not had before.