"A pool" in the Parry Sound area has been talked about for literally, decades.
- Parry Sound Area Cultural and Recreational Master Plan
- Read a Recreational Pool/Wellness Complex Update
- In 2010, when the YMCA purchased the Optimist Centre, a pool committee worked to develop a recreational wellness/pool complex. It stalled, because reports showed that there would be an additional $13 charged to taxpayers, and the municipalities would not agree on a funding formula.
- Read the 2010 Parry Sound YMCA final Report
- Read the 2010 West Parry Sound Recreation/Wellness Complex Committee presentation
- After the new K12 school was announced, several municipalities passed resolutions asking the Near North School Board to consider space for a pool in their planning. You can read the resolutions here
- The Town of Parry Sound invited surrounding municipalities to a meeting, to reestablish a West Parry Sound Recreation Centre Advisory Committee. Here is the letter that was sent. Only two of the seven municipalities responded.