Gainesville Daily Register
— Demolition of Leonard Park Pool began Wednesday. The current pool and amenities are set to be cleared away by Dec. 1, and the replacement facility is scheduled to open June 1, process permitting. The new pool will include a rock climbing wall, a diving board and two water slides — the larger one up to 20 feet tall — and a special play structure with spraying water. Parks and Recreation Director Patrick McCage said the new pool’s actual square footage will be slightly smaller than the former pool, but the amenities will be more plentiful. The project is city-funded and entirely without debt service; McCage said a surplus of sales tax revenue during 2011 will pay for the improvements.