Rose Lane Therapeutic Pool now open

Stephens County’s newly renovated Rose Lane Therapeutic Pool is now open.

After a year of being shuttered, Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers and Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce President Julie Paysen arranged a ribbon cutting ceremony to formally celebrate the reopening of the community’s beloved pool.

During the ceremony, Ayers spoke about the long process, citing bureaucratic red tape prolonged the closure.

She explained that, at first, the county was unsure if they would be able to complete the project in house; however, once they received a bid from an outside contractor, Stephens County Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Director Randall Cleveland came to her with plans to do the repairs in house.

At the ceremony, Stephens County Board of Commissioners Chairman Michelle Ivester stressed the significance of having a therapeutic pool available to our residents.

“After hearing from many citizens and their concerns about the pool being closed, and how much they relied on our pool it really made us realize what a great resource we have in Stephens County,” she said.

Parks and Recreation Director Richard Adams says the community should come see and use the new facility.

“Everything is new and completely redone, so just come use it,” he said.

Currently, there are three different courses offered at the pool and those are as follows: Water Wellness, Water Aerobics, and Making Waves.

Monday through Thursday the pool is open from 1 until 2 p.m. for open swim water walking.

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The Roselane Therapeutic Pool is located at the Roselane Recreation Complex, between the recreation activity center and the Senior Center.

For additional information regarding the pool call 706-886-5101.