posted on June 26, 2012 19:12
After three years of sitting empty and abandoned the LeRoy Public Swimming pool has reopened.
Low attendance forced LeRoy Village officials to close their public swimming pool in 2009, but due to the effort of community volunteers, the local pool committee and the LeRoy Town Board the pool is open for business again.
Together the three entities were able to raise nearly $40,000 to save the pool.
LeRoy Recreation Director Jackie Whiting said the Village may own the property the pool sits on, but Town has a lease agreement with the Village for the next 5 years.
“As part of that agreement the Village is kicking in a certain amount of funds, Town Board is kicking in a certain amount of funds and the pool committee what they kicked in was the money for the initial repairs to the facility to get it re-opened,” said Whiting.
Even the breezy cool weather couldn’t keep kids from LeRoy from going swimming this week. Many kids were practicing their cannon balls Tuesday evening.
Whiting said the best part is seeing the response from community residents.
“Everybody chipped in to make it happen so it means a lot. This whole park is located centrally in the community and it’s a great service to be able to provide to the residents,” said Whiting.
The baby pool was the only thing that that hasn’t opened yet, the drain is being repaired and it should be up and running by the end of the week.
The LeRoy Public Swimming Pool is located in WildwoodPark on Munson Street on the west side of the Village of LeRoy.