Boy Scout’s project beautifies entrance of Richmond Swim Center

Boy Scout's project beautifies entrance of Richmond Swim Center
All photos by Kathy Chouteau

By Kathy Chouteau

The Richmond Swim Center, a community swim facility located adjacent to Kennedy High School, recently received improvements to its front entrance courtesy of Boy Scout Michael Hurley, his family, City of Richmond Parks Division staff and volunteers.

The collective efforts, which were overseen by Parks Supervisor Mark Maltagliati, spanned multiple months and were part of Hurley’s Eagle Scout project, according to the Richmond city manager’s recent weekly report.

Improvements to the swim facility’s exterior include three picnic tables, a park bench, new landscaping and irrigation—enhancements the report said were initially envisioned a few years ago by the City’s Aquatics and Parks staff “to create a more appealing and comfortable hang-out spot for swim patrons.”

The Standard stopped by the Richmond Swim Center this morning to check out the facility’s upgrades and noted the team’s efforts have resulted in a clean, attractive and inviting new entrance.

The city manager’s report said that the first picnickers were recently spotted making use of the new area after their evening swim. “They were so happy to have a spot to eat dinner before heading home,” per the report.

Want to see the new improvements for yourself? Learn more about the Richmond Swim Center here.