Kids swim free in Sun Valley this weekend.
The Sun Valley Pool, which was built in 1981, has new solar panels, pumps and pipes thanks to a Community Development Block Grant through the state. Officials from Sun Valley GID and Washoe County have been working for more than a year to keep the pool open and up to code.
Friday afternoon a ribbon cutting ceremony reopened the facility to the public. Despite warm weather, thunderstorms threatening the area meant no swimming. Instead, 200 special guests from the Boys & Girls Club were treated to cake and punch. The pool will be open to the public between noon and 5:00 PM Tuesday through Sunday for the rest of the season. Adult admission is $4.50; kids get in for $3.50. For more information about swimming classes and group prices call (775) 673-0754.