COLUMBIA CITY — The final day to purchase an engraved brick to be placed at Columbia City’s new Russel and Evelyn Fahl Aquatics Facility is March 31.

Columbia City’s Parks Department is in the process of raising $4.2 million to replace its 60-year-old Burnworth Pool, which had its final season last year.

The new facility will have a lap pool and a large area for children and families to play. There will also be two slides, a vortex circular current area (similar to the Jorgensen YMCA in Fort Wayne) and other amenities for families to enjoy. In the winter, the area will be used as an ice skating rink.

The Parks Department has a large portion of funding raised for the pool, and intended to receive the rest of the funding through the Regional Cities grant money, however, that money is no longer available.

Park Director Mark Green approached the Whitley County Commissioners Monday to request assistance from the county for a portion of the $800,000 remaining funding needed for the project.

The Commissioners did not indicate if they would provide funding or not.


Click here to access the brick order form:

For more information regarding the Parks Department’s engraved brick campaign, please contact Director Mark Green at
Columbia City Aquatics Facility brick fundraiser