Avery County officials held a groundbreaking ceremony on August 2nd for the county’s new swimming pool.

The High Country Press reports the pool will be located on Shady Street in Newland across from the old Rock Gymnasium.

According to the report, by a 4 to 1 vote, the Avery County Commissioners approved a design plan for the new pool’s construction.

The estimated cost of the plan is nearly $3 million dollars.

The pool is scheduled to be open sometime in May of next year.