Opening

Destiny Whitlock, 13 of Burbank, comes out of one of two water slides during the grand opening of the Verdugo Pool in Burbank on Saturday. (Raul Roa/Staff photographer / June 10, 2013)

Closed for renovations since 2008, Burbank finally got the keys to its new Verdugo Pool this weekend.

Swimmers waited in line outside the gates on Saturday to be among the first to use the aquatic center, which features a 50-meter pool with diving boards and an activity pool with two water slides.

PHOTOS: Burbank's Verdugo Pool opens

Renovated to the tune of $7.3 million, the aquatic center also sports new locker rooms, bathrooms and first aid and lifeguard offices.

Recreational swimming will cost $2 for resident children and $4 for adults. It costs an additional $2 to access the activity pool.

The facility — minus the activity pool — will remain open for 11 months of the year for a one-year pilot period.

-- Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com

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