Past News Articles

Fall Clean Up Information
8/22/2013 1:26:08 PM by Skye Jacobs
Aquatic Center Reopens
8/9/2013 9:36:14 AM by Kathy Kester

Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center has reopened.  Public swim will be held 1-8pm today.   Friday Night Family Float will be held from 6-8pm, as a special time for families.  Buy one/get one free admission (or regular season pass). Bring your rafts, inner tubes, noodles & other devices for family time!

The Indianola Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center closed around 3:00pm on Thursday, August 8th to super chlorinate and sanitize pool water.

On Thursday, officials were informed that a pool user having cryptosporidium (Crypto), a waterborne parasite that causes diarrhea, stomach cramping and vomiting lasting 2-3 weeks, attended the Aquatic Center earlier in the week.

The pool has not been confirmed to have had carried the virus, but is being sanitized as precautionary measure to prevent the further spread. The Aquatic Center should reopen within 48 hours.

Crypto is found in the fecal matter of a person who has been infected by it. It has a tough outer shell that allows it to survive for a long time in the environment. It can survive for days even in properly chlorinated pools.

The best precaution is to stay out of the pool for two weeks after having diarrhea, taking showers using soap before entering the water and not ingesting pool water.



This week's evening swimming lessons will be made up next week on Tuesday, August 13th and Wednesday, August 14th, during their assigned times. read more...
Fire Department Report
7/31/2013 11:25:34 AM by Skye Jacobs
Y Partners Present Checks
7/30/2013 1:32:55 PM by Skye Jacobs
God Bless America Sculpture Visits Simpson
7/30/2013 9:46:05 AM by Skye Jacobs
New Parking Ordinance
7/30/2013 8:57:53 AM by Skye Jacobs
Indianola Hires New Chief of Police
7/30/2013 8:40:51 AM by Skye Jacobs
Slide Closed
6/11/2013 2:39:20 PM by Kathy Kester

The yellow speed slide installed at the Indianola Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in the spring of 2012 will be replaced later this summer. After many repairs over the last year and discussions between the City and the slide contractors, the manufacturing company, Splashtacular, has decided that the materials used to build the slide are faulty and that they will be replacing the slide in its entirety.  They believe that a delamination of the fiberglass and gel coat is causing breaks in the glass that could cause injury to riders. The slide will remain closed until a new slide is installed later this summer. Our hope is to have the new slide installed by the first week of August. We apologize for the inconvenience. All other water features are still able to be enjoyed throughout the summer.

Contact Indianola Parks & Recreation with any questions at (515) 961-9420.

4th of July Sponsors & Volunteers Needed
5/23/2013 10:39:41 AM by Kathy Kester
Parking Improvement Plan
5/21/2013 8:12:06 AM by Kurt Ripperger
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