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Closed for 5 years, Cain Center in Athens reopening

Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 2:39 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2021 at 10:59 PM CDT
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ATHENS, Texas (KLTV) - After being closed for the past five years, the Cain Center in Athens is making its big return.

The center has been closed for five years and has been going under renovations. The new center will have many features both outdoors and indoors including pickle ball and tennis courts, frisbee golf, a multipurpose hall, a city council room, a fitness center and an indoor pool for the whole family.

“Now we have a venue pool that is kid friendly that has a splash pad area, lazy river and it still has lanes for swimmers it also has an area for physical therapy type exercise programs,” said Cain Center director Chris Baker.

The center will also have an increase in bathroom facilities something that Baker said was an issue in the past. He also says with new added features like an elevator, the center will be accessible for everyone and will have something for everyone of all ages.

“The community has been waiting on this for a long time they are waiting on the grand opening day, and I think what I want most is for the citizens to have a place to bring their families, a place to come out and visit, sit around in the park, enjoy the outdoors and the indoors and I think it is a wonderful facility to make that happen,” said Baker.

Renovations are expected to be done by September.

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