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New Naples aquatic center offers free admission through July

New Naples aquatic center offers free admission
New Naples aquatic center offers free admission
New Naples aquatic center offers free admission
New Naples aquatic center offers free admission
Posted at 1:56 PM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 22:09:22-04

NAPLES, Fla. -- A brand new aquatic facility opened in Naples on Friday, and visitors can get in for free for the first month.

Collier County officials held a grand opening celebration at the Eagle Lakes Community Park Aquatic Facility, located at 11565 Tamiami Trail East in Naples.

The center features:

  • 2 water slides, a blue 160-foot open slide and a yellow 110-foot enclosed slide. 
  • Family pool that includes spray features for children that has a zero entry to about 4 feet. 
  • A keyhole-shaped wading pool near the end of the water slides.
  • Separate toddler pool 

Admission will be FREE during the month of July to celebrate Parks and Recreation Month. The operating hours for the aquatic center are 10am to 7pm every day. 

After school starts August 13th, the admission charge for the aquatics center will be $3 for children age 3 to 17 and people 60 and over; and $3.50 for adults 18 and older. Children less than 3 years old are admitted free.

Similar to the county’s Golden Gate Aquatic Facility, the Eagle Lakes Aquatic Facility offers three-month and annual pool passes for individuals and families. Three-month passes are $45 for children and seniors, $65 for adults, and $110 for families. Seasonal passes are $65 for children and seniors, $85 for adults, and $150 for families.

The heated lap pool is 25 yards by 25 meters with one 3-meter springboard and two 1-meter springboards on one end and backboards with nets for playing water basketball on the other end. The pool may be used for school competitions and practices as well as exercise or therapy classes and open swims.

Diamond-shaped shade structures and chaise lounge chairs are throughout the area. In addition to the water features, the center has a 3,379-square-foot main entrance building, a 2,900-square-foot building for pool equipment and chemical storage, a 1,210-square-foot building for lifeguards and a 961-square-foot shade pavilion. The main building has offices and the admissions area as well as restrooms with showers.

The $9.2 million aquatic center was built by DEC Contracting Group Inc. of Fort Myers. The center was designed by Victor J. Latavish Architect of East Naples and Aquatic Design & Engineering Inc. of Orlando.

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