The public-service legacy of Clyde "Butch" Seidle will be memorialized in the renaming of the former Hilliard East Municipal Pool on Friday, June 7.

A renaming ceremony is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Clyde "Butch" Seidle Community Pool, 4450 Schirtzinger Road.

The pool is scheduled to open for the season at noon Saturday, June 8.

The renaming ceremony and public opening were scheduled May 30 and June 1, respectively, but both were postponed to allow for completion of construction, said Anna Subler, a communications administrator for Hilliard.

Earlier this year, Hilliard City Council renamed the East pool after Seidle, the city's longtime service director who died March 2 at age 68.

Seidle had retired from the city March 1 and had served as service director since 2004.

He helped plan a $3 million improvement project that is in its final stages.

The project included the demolition of a bathhouse that was replaced with a multifunctional pool building that features a new bathhouse, a lifeguard lounge, a family restroom, offices, a food-and-beverage area and shaded seating, according to David Ball, director of communications for Hilliard.

The upgrades are the second phase of a project that follows the construction last year of a new splash pad, a filtration system, a 14-foot water slide and a zero-depth entry into the pool.

"We're just as eager as everyone else to get the summer pool season started at the beautiful all-new Clyde "Butch" Seidle Community Pool," said Ed Merritt, director of the Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department.

The June 7 dedication will include a memorial to Seidle and a "grand splash" to open the renovated pool, Subler said.

Registration to attend the grand-opening ceremony is required on the city's website, hilliardohio.gov, or by calling 614-876-5200.

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