The City of Reno says the Reno City Council has approved a $9 million pledge with the William N. Pennington Foundation toward the construction of a pool at Moana Springs Park.

They said the new 35-meter aquatic center is estimated to cost around $18 million. They said the City will continue to fundraise to reach this goal together with the Sierra Nevada Community Aquatics.

They said the aquatic center is expected to have an outdoor water play area, geothermal soaking pools and a meeting room as part of its design.

The City of Reno said the pledge is contingent on the City meeting certain fundraising requirements by June 30, 2021. 

They said if the entire match amount of $9.7 million is unable to be met by this date, staff will return to the Council for direction on securing remaining funds. Options include borrowing funds, reallocating dollars from the General Fund and/or use of a Room Tax.

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