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Pompey Park in Delray Beach to get new pool, playground, green space

Posted at 3:43 PM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 20:22:32-05

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — The future of Pompey Park in Delray Beach will be presented to the community Wednesday night.

The city will have a meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the park’s Community Center to unveil the final master plan, which was approved by the city commission in February.

The plan includes a new Community Center, pool, basketball courts, playground, and green space. The current Community Center is busy with programs and sporting events, but the new center will have an added walking track and indoor play area.

"We need more space," said lifeguard Sylvia Rotela.

Rotela is excited about the new pool because she is trying to start a swim team, and the current space makes that hard.

"In the afternoon we want to have a pool for the community, but we also want to have swim lanes for the swim team," Rotela said.

Assistant Parks and Recreation Director Sam Metott said the city is excited to introduce the green space.

"A place where the community can come gather for picnics, play frisbee, put down a blanket and enjoy the day," said Metott. "A place that is not sport specific but a place for the whole community to join."

The project will be done in three phases, and the last one will shift the baseball fields to make more room for parking.

Wednesday night's community meeting is one of the final steps for the master plan design. The next step will be the architectural design.