Westover Pool hosts ribbon cutting for splash pad and resurfaced pools

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Westover Pool will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday evening to commemorate the new splash pad and resurfaced pools at the Harrisonburg facility.

This is the first splash pad in Harrisonburg.

Brian Mancini, the assistant director for Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation, said the pool would be open for free on Monday evening and the first 500 people who attend will get four free day passes for the pool. There will be a brief ceremony with the ribbon cutting with some members from City Council present on Monday.

Then, the pool will officially open on Memorial Day weekend.

Mancini said Parks and Recreation is very excited for the community to see the changes made to the pool.

"The amenity to the community is a fantastic amenity. I mean, a splash pad... those are things going in all across Virginia and to have the first one here in the city of Harrisonburg, and I think even Rockingham County, it's pretty special to us," said Mancini.

Mancini said this is the first time in quite a few years that the pool has had renovations made to it.

"There are a lot of good people with a lot of good memories of Westover from when it started, so we're excited to bring them back out and let them see what it looks like now," said Mancini.

According to Mancini, there will be a few soft opening days announced at the ceremony for the community to enjoy the pool throughout the week. Westover Pool officially opens on Memorial Day weekend.

There will also be information about summer camps and other parks and recreation events going on over the summer.

The ceremony starts at 6:00 p.m. and runs until 8:00 p.m.