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*DATE CHANGE* City of Hilliard Invites Public to Grand Re-Opening and Dedication Ceremony

Posted May 14, 2019 in Community Alert by Anna Subler

Due to the wet spring weather, renovation work at the Clyde “Butch” Seidle Community Pool has been delayed. The reopening and dedication event, originally scheduled for May 30, has been delayed until June 7 from 4 – 6 p.m.

“We’re just as eager as everyone else to get the summer pool season started at the beautiful all-new Clyde “Butch” Seidle Community Pool,” said Director of Recreation and Parks Ed Merritt. “We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding.”

Mayor Don Schonhardt will unveil the completion of a new pool building that will serve as a bathhouse, front office, lifeguard lounge, family restroom, shaded seating area, and food and beverage space.

The grand re-opening event will feature a public “grand splash” that will include those in attendance, as well as a dedication ceremony, refreshments, synchronized swimming performance and an hour of free swim for attendees.

In addition to the grand re-opening celebration, the event will also honor Clyde “Butch” Seidle, former long-time Public Service Director, who lost his battle with cancer in March. City Council voted to change the name of the Hilliard East Family Aquatics Center to honor Seidle shortly after his passing.

“Butch was instrumental in renovating the Hilliard East Aquatic Center and took pride in improving one of the communities favorite gathering spots. It was one of the last major projects he worked on during his time with the City and I’m honored to rename the pool after him,” said Schonhardt.

The new pool building is the second round of renovations the pool has seen in the last two years. In 2018 the facility received many pool-specific improvements that included a complete repair of the main pool floor, a zero-depth entry, splash pad, new filtration system and 14-foot water slide.

We need your help to make a “grand splash” to start the 2019 pool season off right! Those who wish to attend the grand re-opening and dedication ceremony should register online (keyword search 43026) or by calling (614) 876-5200. A limited number of attendees will be accepted.