The Chester Recreation Department received a Recreational Facilities and Human Services and Eductional Facilities Grant in the amount of $5138 in a ceremony at the State House on Dec. 8.
Recreation Director Steve Nelligan said that the grant "will be used to do improvements on the town's bath house at the pool."
"The bath house has not been upgraded since it was moved to the new pool site in 1967," Nelligan said. "I have ordered all new water saving toilets, new one piece shower stalls, new exterior doors, all new vinyl windows and new siding."
The interior will also be upgraded with new changing rooms and a new concession stand.
"I'll continue to look for grant funding to keep our facilities updated," Nelligan said. " I would also like to thank Julie Hance for her help in writing this and many other grants as well as the families who wrote letters of support to the state for this project."