Update: It's big, blue and twisty: the new pool slide is up at the .
With the slide and mushroom water feature up, the new facility is inching closer and closer to reality. Judging from the comments alone on Patch's story about the groundbreaking of the still-under-construction Y, people are greatly anticipating its opening:
"I am so excited about the y coming to our area," wrote D. Palmer in April.
"I have been anxiously awaiting this since the signs went up last year," wrote Cynthia L. earlier this month.
According to the Wade Walker YMCA's Facebook page, the Y is slated for a late summer opening.
Check back with Patch for updates.
An orange mushroom has "bloomed."
One of the components of the outdoor pool at the Wade Walker YMCA still under construction -- according to the new center's Facebook page -- the mushroom water feature is visible from Rockbridge Road as you pass the gigantic project.
Wade Walker Y said on its Facebook page that in addition to the mushroom feature, the outdoor pool will have a "waterside, water basketball, two tunnel arch water features," as well as "Gadgets and Gizmos interactive water play unit."
Prior to the Y project, Wade Walker had a rectangular outdoor pool and a smaller "kiddie" pool; neither had interactive water features.
Check back with Patch for more details on the progress of the Wade Walker Y project.
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