May 21, 2013 > Silliman Family Aquatic Center reopens this week
Silliman Family Aquatic Center reopens this week
Submitted By David Zender
The community is invited to celebrate the re-opening of the Silliman Family Aquatic Center on Friday, May 24 from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Special events planned for the evening include free entry for the first 200 guests, free "Splash-In" movie: The Rise of the Guardians (7 p.m. - 9 p.m.), cafe specials and much, much more!
The Silliman Family Aquatic Center closed for repairs just after Labor Day weekend, 2012. Initially, it was estimated that the total closure time would be six months. However, due to complications that arose when removing peeling paint and galvanized surfaces that schedule was delayed. During renovation, the natatorium, soaring to a height of up to 50 feet above the pool deck, was filled with scaffolding. All paint and galvanization on ceiling surfaces was removed, mostly by sand blasting, cleaned, and then repainted using special epoxy paints. Now completed, this popular venue is ready for summer!
The indoor aquatic complex includes a 245 ft. Lazy River, 4-lane 25 yd. lap pool, 2-20 ft. water slides, activity pools, 15-person warm water spa, individual lockers and showers, family changing rooms and lifejackets. Otter Alley is open for snacks and lifeguards are always on duty.
The Aquatic Center will be open throughout the Memorial Day weekend. Recreation and lap swim hours resume; swim lessons and aquatic camps are enrolling now. Visit www.newark.org or call (510) 578-4620 for hours and more information.
Silliman Family Aquatic Center
6800 Mowry Ave., Newark