It's been in the making for more than a year and in a few day folks in Albany will be able to find relief from the heat at the city's new pool.
Unlike many city pools, this one was not funded using tax dollars.
A committee came together and raised donations and applied for grants.
When it was all said and done, they managed to raise millions for a new pool and park.
With the summer sun already beating down, many in Albany are anxiously anticipating the grand opening of the city pool at Webb Park.
"All the kids in the community have been calling to city hall everyday asking 'when's it going to open?'" said David Denman, Albany City Manager.
The celebration is still a few days away and in the mean time work crews are installing the final details and testing out pool equipment.
Just over a year ago a handful of Albany residents came together with an idea.
"As a pool committee they decided the pool was leaking and needed to be rebuilt so they decided to get donations for a new pool," said Denman.
When community donations and grants were totaled, the money was able to cover the nearly two and half million dollar cost of the park update.
Even with a few construction delays due to rain, opening day couldn't come at a better time.
"We've had drawings at city hall to see who's going to be the first one off the driving board and the first one one the slide," said Denman.
The pool is only part of the project. A baseball field, skate park and soccer field are amongst other additions. They're expected to be complete by the end of the summer.
The grand opening celebration is scheduled for July 5th at Webb Park in Albany. The festivities begin at 5 p.m.