VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) – Despite running on schedule in the fall and winter of 2013, The under-construction Rainbow Beach Family Aquatic Center will miss its targeted Memorial Holiday Weekend opening. Vincennes City Parks officials a hard freeze in late winter, and a rainy start to spring put Renosys Corporation and its construction company PSS behind schedule.
The project, which boasts a price tag of $3.5 million, is now set for a late June grand opening. Construction crews spent Friday working in several areas of the aquatic center, including a splash area for visitors.
“With the winter that we’ve had this year, and the rain we’ve had the past month or so, you know it’s put Renosys and their construction company PSS behind schedule,” said Steve Beaman, Vincennes City Parks And Recreation Superintendent.
But instead of pushing crews to finish the job on time, Parks Officials leaned on the side of caution.
“We don’t want to come in at the end and say ok let’s push and do some things wrong,” said Beaman.
Parks Officials would rather have the project done right. Instead of leaving loose ends to hit the deadline.
“We’re not making excuses for them, you know this company wants the pool to open as soon as it can,” said Beaman.
Beaman and Vincennes Mayor Joe Yocuhum stood by as crews worked Friday. Despite the delay, city officials say it’s well worth the wait.
“This is going to be such a wonderful facility for Vincennes and the surrounding area and we just can’t wait for that day when we can say we are open,” said Beaman. “And this is going to open, like I said two weeks is two weeks, and even if its three weeks, that’s only three weeks.”
“We just hope everyone understands you know, and keep their eyes and ears open for when we do open,” he added.