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County Executive Janet Owens Opens North Arundel Aquatic Center

Indoor facility features lap lanes and water park

Annapolis (September 9, 2006) - County Executive Janet S. Owens officially opened the North Arundel Aquatic Center this morning, a project that has been decades in reaching this point. The facility, which will be managed and operated by the Department of Recreation and Parks, is located at 7888 Crain Highway in Glen Burnie.

To ensure that the project would be completed, Ms. Owens moved this project forward by a year by including construction money in the FY-05 budget. At a cost of just over $12 million, the project was a partnership in funding from a Federal grant of $900,000 and $4.5 million in State Program Open Space money.

“The community has waited a long time for this day,” stated Ms. Owens. “I appreciate the Council’s support of this project and sharing my wish to meet the needs of North County residents. I am so pleased, that after 30 plus years, we are able to open the doors to this incredible, unique facility today.  This was a partnership in funding that gave us the ability to bring this project to fruition sooner than expected-and just in time for this season’s traditional closing of outdoor facilities.”

The Aquatic Center offers 8 temperature controlled lap lanes, 25 yards in length, 3 warm water lanes 20 yards in length, an indoor water park with slides, a poolside spa, a vortex pool and fully equipped locker rooms.  

At the conclusion of the opening ceremonies, the pool was opened to the public for a free day of swimming. Beginning Sunday, September 10, regular pool hours and fees will apply

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