Historical World War II Pool in Dixon to Become Teen Center
This swimming pool, built 66 years ago as a dedication to those who served in World War II, is having an open house.
The Memorial Pool closed it's doors in 2000 and has been sitting vacant ever since. There had even been talk about demolishing it. The Gen Nex program has now taken over the property and is rebuilding it into something bigger and better, according to wifr.com.
The new center will be a place for teens to spend time, give them some positive activities to engage in, and hopefully give them a sense of belonging. It will include a skate park (part of which will be the pool) and indoor rooms with a computer lab and tutoring. The center will be run by a group of teens (monitored closely by adults of course).
There will be an open house on Friday October 28th for people to see the progress of the project that will include an open skate and a horror movie. Admission is free. If you live in the area, come and check out this great addition to our community.
To learn more about the Gen Nex Center, you can visit their Facebook page.