The Biloxi Natatorium just got more inviting

Visitors to the Biloxi Natatorium will now experience a cooler, or warmer, feel at the city-operated Father Ryan Avenue pool.

City contractors have installed new mechanical units on the roof over the office, restrooms and shower areas that produce both heat and air, something the old units could not do.

“This helps us to provide patrons with a more comfortable environment,” Recreation Superintendent Jamie Lee said.  “Now after they swim, they can get ready for work or whatever in climate-controlled areas.”

Doors have been installed on the pool entrance to the men’s and women’s restrooms, and the back counter of the office area has been enclosed to allow the office and the lobby area to also be heated and cooled. The work was completed earlier this month.

The improvements also allows electronic devices to operate more efficiently.

Said Lee: “Over the years, we have tried to update the division with things such as an electronic check in or even by adding a copy machine in the office area for easier printing during swim meets, but not having those items in a climate-controlled area caused the equipment to not work properly.”

The $50,000 project took about a month and a half to complete and provides a fresher look and feel to all that visits the Biloxi Natatorium.

Added Lee: “We have received numerous compliments and praise from the patrons and employees.”
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News and notes: Halloween safety, mitigation plan, city council

Halloween safety:  Biloxi public safety leaders are advising those families who are not participating in organized gatherings to make safety a priority when trick-or-treating in city neighborhoods. To read some safety tips, click here

Public input on mitigation plan:  The City of Biloxi is seeking public input to help update its Hazard Mitigation Floodplain Management Plan.  To read more about the plan, download the plan by sections and to leave a comment, click here.

City Council meeting: The next scheduled meeting of the Biloxi City Council is Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. at Biloxi City Hall.