BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - While last week's demolition of the Berkeley Heights Community Pool caused nostalgia and sadness to some that remember their childhood behind the walls of the 1960's entrance to the community pool -- it also marks excitement of what is to come.

The Berkeley Heights YMCA will be building a 50-meters by 25 meters new pool. There will also be two playgrounds – one for children under the age of six and another for youngsters six to 12 years old. There will be vending machines on site, but no food service.

The building of the new 32,000 square foot YMCA facility will be a two-story building with a contemporary style exterior faced with silver-colored metal panels. While it is not LEED certified, there will be a lot of windows on the building which will allow natural light to come in. The main entrance will be faced with wood.

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On the second floor there will be studios which will be multipurpose rooms – accommodating yoga, dancing, and other classes. There will be a wellness center with free weights, bicycles, treadmills, etc. available to members.

The pool is expected to open for the 2019 summer season and the new facility is expected to be open in early 2020 according to earlier reports. Click here to view renderings of the future facility.

Click here for coverage of the Oct. 6 ground breaking ceremony.