WAITE PARK -- Stearns County is using a pair of grants to open a second swimming quarry at the Quarry Park and Nature Preserve.

Melrose Deep 7 Quarry opened in 1998. Starting next summer, park-goers will be able to swim in the more family-friendly Quarry 11.  County Parks Director Peter Theismann says the quarry will have more gradual slopes, bathroom facilities and a picnic shelter.

He says they received a $136,000 Legacy Amendment grant and a $15,500 grant from the Bernick's Foundation.

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held September 9th at 12:30 p.m.