City News Briefs

October 20, 2017

Renovations underway at the Holmes Aquatic Center

Demolition of the existing northeast building at the Holmes Aquatic Center is underway.  The new building will feature an updated concessions area, family-style restrooms, meeting rooms and improvements to the children's sprayground pump equipment.  Construction of the new building is scheduled to be complete in time for the 2018 pool season.  A timetable for the redesign of the existing west building has not been finalized.

Curtis Park's tennis courts, play areas and other amenities will remain open throughout the project.

Two more community events are just around the corner.  Here are the basics on each one.  Mark your calendars now!

Paws on Parade Fall Festival - October 27

This event is hosted at the Moody Family YMCA, 6000 Preston Road from 6 to 8 p.m.  

Paws on Parade details:  Please dress yourself, pet and your children in appropriate costumes.  All dogs over 6 months old must be neutered or spayed.  No aggressive dogs.  An adult must accompany and monitor their dog at all times.   Dog must also be licensed and properly vaccinated.  All dogs must be on a leash.  Prong, chain and spike collars are prohibited.  Dispose of all dog waste, and prevent digging and excessive barking.

Pumpkin decorating, balloon art, face painting, open-family swim, music and food are all part of festival activities.

UP Public Library Halloween party - Saturday, October 28

Stop by the library's annual Halloween party from 3 to 4:30 p.m.  The address is 8383 Preston Center Plaza.  Here's a list of some of the fun:

  • Balloon artists
  • Scary stories
  • Crafts
  • Trick-or-Treats

Sponsors are Christine McKenny and Allie Beth Allman & Associates.


October 2017 UPdate

Catch up on City items of interest, department-by-department.  UPdate is a new online publication that is distributed mid-month.  Read the October 2017 version of UPdate.