Public Votes for Indoor Pool at 2nd Yucca Valley Workshop

By Jenna Hunt

More than 100 people participated in a second design workshop for the new aquatics and recreation center Thursday. The workshop was held to gather public input on both pool types and location.

The town and LPA Inc. Architects hosted the event, serving free pizza and answering dozens of community questions between 6:30 and 9 p.m. in the Yucca Valley Community Center.

The goal of the second workshop included identifying priorities and needs for recreation facilities and programs.

A $22 million grant to build the aquatics and fitness center was written into one of the propositions passed by voters on June 5.

“Twenty-two million is huge,” said Arash Izadi of LPA Inc. “It is an incredible gift.”

Workshop exercises helped gauge the public’s top choices in pool design, indoor or outdoor options and gymnasium features along with where the ideal location would be for the project.

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