It’s open! Vandehey Waters Out of doors Aquatic Middle begins new period


Annette Vandehey dares to jump from the high jump after the cutting ceremony. Kris Leonhardt photo

For the Hub City Times

MARSHFIELD – Marshfield ushered in a new era of recreation on July 23rd. The new Vandehey Waters Outdoor Aquatic Center opened to the general public for the first time. Jon Vandehey – whose family was the largest private donor to the project – called it a great day for the town of Marshfield.

He said:

Jon and Annette Vandehey donated more than $ 1 million to commemorate and honor Jon’s parents, Frank and Pat Vandehey.

Patricia said:

The replacement for the former Hefko pool opened at 3 p.m. on July 23, after the ribbon was cut for the nearly $ 7 million facility. Almost half of the money was generated through private donations. Seeking donations from the Marshfield Area Community Foundation, Stacey Schultz said many people donated to the project for a variety of reasons.

Schultz said:

City Parks & Recreation Director Justin Casperson.

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The new water center Vandehey Waters is open daily from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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