Alvin and Wenonah Musgrove, long time residents of Olney, donated approximately 20 acres of land to the City of Olney to be used as a park. In May of 1997 the Dr. Monte Musgrove Aquatic Center was opened. The Aquatic Center was named after Mr. and Mrs. Musgrove's late son.
Future plans for the Alvin Musgrove Park are currently being developed. The City of Olney did receive a grant from the Illinois /Department of Natural Resources for the planting of several trees in the park. These trees were planted during the 1998 season. Since that time several individuals have also donated trees to the park.
A recent addition to the park has been the Wenonah Musgrove Recreation Area which features a playground area, shelter, lighted basketball court and soccer field.
The Aquatic Center is located at 305 E. Florence which is located on N,. Silver Street near E. Mack Avenue and consists of a 395,000 gallon swimming pool completed with bathhouse, water slide and water umbrella. The facility provides an aquatic experience for people of all ages. The facility provides a zero depth entry area, stairs and lift for easy access into the water.
The facility features a 190 feet water slide, an 8 lane, 25 meter competition area; a diving well area with 2, 1 meter diving boards; a concession area; a picnic area with picnic tables and umbrellas; a bathhouse with showers and lockers and a professional certified staff.
HOURS OF OPERATION
The operating season for the Aquatic Center is Memorial Day weekend through the first part of August depending on the beginning of the school year. Regular operating hours are as follows (operating hours may change after the start of the school season):
|Swim Lessons-June & July||Monday-Friday||8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Public Swim||Monday-Sunday||1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
|Adult Lap Swim||Monday-Friday||12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.|
|Adult Lap Swim||Tuesday & Thursday||6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.|
|Private Rentals||Monday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday||6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.|
|Ages 3 and Under||Free with Parent|
|Ages 18 and older||$3.50|
|Punch Cards||20 Visits per Card|