Grand opening for new Jefferson Aquatic Center

Leaders from Cape Girardeau and Cape Public schools held a ribbon cutting for the New Aquatic Centers at Jefferson Elementary this afternoon
Published: Mar. 28, 2023 at 7:50 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 6, 2023 at 6:20 PM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The grand opening for the Jefferson Aquatic Center was on April 6, at 1 p.m.

Leaders from the city and Cape Public Schools held a ribbon cutting at Jefferson Elementary.

The new center features three 25-yard lap lanes and an enclosed slide that goes outside the building before bringing riders back inside.

Cape Girardeau Superintendent Dr. Neal Glass and others tested out the slide during Thursday’s event.

“This is so awesome,” he said. “This has been several years in the making and to see everybody come together for such a monumental accomplishment is just huge.”

The new center will offer swimming lessons and fitness programs. It’s also available for birthday parties.

On August 13, 2021, there was a groundbreaking for the Jefferson Pool Project, which was a topic of discussion amongst city leaders for several years.

The aquatic center is part of a renovation project for the school.

The new center cost approximately $4 million and took more than a year and a half to complete.

The grand opening for the Jefferson Community Center is on April 6, at 1 p.m.
The grand opening for the Jefferson Community Center is on April 6, at 1 p.m.(Source: KFVS)

The aquatic center is located on the back side of Jefferson Elementary School, at 420 S. Minnesota Ave. in Cape Girardeau.