- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - The mayor of Conway says that he will ask the City Council to help create a center that could feature a 50-meter swimming pool, tennis courts and a trampoline park.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1GEYRDF ) reports that Mayor Tab Townsell will ask the council to enter an agreement to buy a 22-acre site, including a vacant building that covers about 5 acres, for $3.5 million.

He told residents at a public hearing last week that Conway is “by far” the largest city in Arkansas without a public pool and has never had indoor tennis courts. Outdoor recreation would be considered as well.

Townsell says the building can be bought without raising taxes, but “it will require public votes to bond anything out.”

A second public hearing will be held Tuesday evening, and aldermen are expected to vote on the issue that same day.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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