Cherokee County residents can now tour the long-awaited Aquatic Center.
Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency staff will hold the center's grand opening today from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The aquatic center is located at 1200 Gresham Mill Parkway in Holly Springs.
Hours of operation and admission prices have been posted on the Cherokee Recreation and Parks Agency's website.
Residents can still register for swim lessons as well as for their children to participate in the aquatic center's first swim season.
The center will consist of 48,000 indoor facility, and an 18,000 square foot outdoor leisure pool and deck area.
The center will include an indoor 50-meter competition pool with spectator seating for 700; an indoor 25-yard recreational pool with warmer water for therapy, exercise and instruction; two indoor poolside classrooms and party rooms; a spacious lobby; and seating areas with pool overlook.
The outdoor leisure pool will include features such as an aquatic play structure, water cannons, a zero-depth entry area with geysers and deck sprays, a current channel and basketball hoops, beach entry and pavilions.
A concession stand, locker rooms and family restrooms will serve both the indoor and outdoor facilities.