A favourite of families for many years, this is all that’s left of York Waterworld.
The iconic building, with its wave-shaped roof and outdoor chutes, has been reduced to rubble.
The fun pool closed last November, as part of the plan to create the York Community Stadium.
That project includes a 25-metre, six-lane swimming pool with a separate teaching and fun pool, although without the chutes or “lazy river” which made Waterworld so popular.
A lot of families are disappointed to see it go. This comment on Facebook is typical of the feeling of many:
When my children were little and Water World was new it was a fantastic place to go. This was 20 years ago of course and sadly it has been left to go downhill.
I only hope the new pool is as much fun.
– Nicola Ward
The stadium project, already behind schedule, might be delayed further, according to a report in the York Press last week.
End of an era