While the Lions Park Aquatic Center made more money than last year, attendance fell short of expectations.

While the Lions Park Aquatic Center made more money than last year, attendance fell short of expectations.
Boonville Parks Department Director Gary Nauman said the weather was the biggest problem this year as rain and lower temperatures kept people away, especially in the months of May and June. He added that July was not much better.
As of late August, attendance was at 20,952. The 2014 season had 21,671 people in attendance.
The 2015 season brought in $64,640 in admissions and $24,749.75 in concessions, which is higher than the 2014 revenue by well over $1,000.
Nauman added that the Rolling Hills playground project is complete.
“With the help of the street department, we completed the curb and the crew placed the last load of rock and leveled the surface. They placed edging and plastic nails to secure the parameter tile to a nailer. It has only taken us eight months to complete,” Nauman stated in a memorandum.
The Kemper Park Master Plan survey should be underway soon. Nauman met with Letitia John of the University Extension regarding the survey and the next steps that need to be taken to further the progress.