03/27/2017 16:06 EDT | Updated 03/28/2018 01:12 EDT

Indoor spray pad coming to Seven Oaks Pool, facility to close for upgrades

Winnipeg's first-ever indoor spray pad is coming to Seven Oaks Pool.

Renovations at the facility begin April 2 and are expected to be completed in mid-2018, the City of Winnipeg said in a news release Monday.

Along with the spray pad, renovations will include a new family change room, universally-accessible washrooms, a new public lobby and meeting space and the construction of a small teaching pool, said the city.

All three levels of government chipped a total of $8 million to fund the project. It was announced in July 2015.

While Seven Oaks Pool is closed for renovations, additional swimming lessons will be available at North Centennial Recreation Facility.

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