Chamber names hot springs March Business of the Month
Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce named Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center its Business of the Month for March.
Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center provides a place to swim for the Salida High School swim team, the Salida Cyclones swim team and anyone else who enjoys swimming.
But it also provide services for the city both in and out of he pool, said Theresa Casey, city arts and recreation director.
“A lot of people think we’re just a swimming pool, but we’re much more than just a swimming pool,” Casey said. “We provide a lot of recreational classes, we have a lot of senior members here who come in the morning to see us, we do the concert series at (Riverside) Park in the summer.”
Casey mentioned other ways the aquatic center helps the community. For example, it conducts a food drive throughout December. The canned goods received go to local food banks. Casey said the center also partners with Heart of the Rockies Radio in November before Thanksgiving.
Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center provides scholarships to those who want to participate in programs, classes or memberships at the pool but cannot afford to do so.
“We give up to $100 per child, per family who qualify for the lunch program at the school,” Casey said. “We really want to get everybody into recreation.”
For more information, call 539-6738 or visit SalidaRec.com.