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Plans advance to turn Ontario pool into outdoor facility, fundraising next

A rendering by Design West Architects envisions swimmers enjoying a summer day at the Ontario pool. (Submitted artwork)

ONTARIO – The drive to raise an estimated $2.5 million is underway to fund construction of a new outdoor swimming pool in downtown Ontario.

The Ontario Recreation District recently unveiled a sketch of what the new pool would look like.

The seasonal pool would replace the long-shuttered indoor pool at Lions Park on Southwest Fourth Avenue.

When anyone will be able to dive in isn’t certain.

Andrew Maeda, recreation district executive director, said designs are still in the works and there is the need to raise money. No target date has been set for when the new pool would open.

The effort got a start on Saturday, Dec. 4, when the . . .