North Pointe Aquatic Center memberships available to Wildwood residents
By: Jim Erickson
A limited number of annual passes to Ballwin’s North Pointe Aquatic Center during the upcoming pool season again will be available to Wildwood residents, but with one important difference: The number of memberships is being increased from 25 to 50.
Wildwood officials requested the higher number because last year’s quota was sold out in less than four hours the first day they were available. The same thing happened in 2011. This year’s passes go on sale starting at 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27.
Under the agreement approved by the Ballwin Board of Aldermen at its March 11 meeting, Wildwood residents can purchase a pass for the 2013 pool season for $195 per household, the same rate Ballwin residents pay. The city of Wildwood then reimburses Ballwin an extra $80 for every membership sold to its citizens.
Linda Bruer, Ballwin’s director of parks and recreation, recommended renewal of the Wildwood agreement and the higher number of passes due to the positive impact on aquatic center revenues. If all 50 memberships are sold – which appears likely based on past demand – Ballwin will receive a total of $13,750.