Pressure Builds to Finish Wellmark YMCA Pool

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Rendering of pool at Wellmark YMCA.
Rendering of pool at Wellmark YMCA.

DES MOINES, Iowa — YMCA donors are tired of waiting for a new swimming pool at the downtown location.

The $30 million Wellmark YMCA opened in January but isn’t fully complete. The Des Moines Register reports members are now turning up the pressure to get crews moving faster on its aquatic center.

Crews have started pushing some dirt for it, but it has come to a stall.

The YMCA needs $6 million to get the pools built. So far they’ve struck out in getting tax credits for them.


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