Pasco pools get pricier

PASCO, WA - KEPR has learned that the splash parks coming to Pasco are going to cost more than originally thought. Over 200-hundred thousand dollars more.

The health department requires a full service restroom at all spray parks. This adds a minimum of a hundred thousand dollars at each park including over ten thousand dollars in constant maintenance per spray park. But residents say it's worth it.

"I think it is because the neighborhood is going and I think it would be fun to kids actually enjoy themselves and with the spray park, that would be even more fun," said resident Brenda Morales.

The city says that this will not affect the date of the Kurtzman pool which is expected to open later this year. The other spray park - expected to be complete sometime next year, will be built on the west side of town, north of 182.