As summer quickly envelopes the Bismarck-Mandan area, the newly-renovated Hillside Aquatic Center, formerly known as Hillside Pool, is now open to the public. 

We first brought you the story nearly a year ago, when renovations were still just a dream. Now, the dream is a reality.

The new facility, located at 1719 East Boulevard Avenue in Bismarck, features a lap pool, a climbing wall that patrons can leap off of, two water slides, and a water play area. The aquatic center will also offer swimming lessons.

The Hillside Aquatic Center is open for public use now. It was finished on-time and within budget.