Vandalism, maintenance delay opening of 2 city pools
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Vandalism and maintenance problems have delayed the opening of two city pools during this week's heat wave, but officials said residents can find relief at 16 other pools and a pair of spray parks.
The Riverview pool in Perry North and Moore Park pool in Brookline were supposed to open with the other pools June 14.
But somebody set fire to construction materials at Riverview, damaging the pool and pool deck and complicating installation of a new liner, Citiparks Director Michael Radley said. After that, workers noticed a leak that they're still trying to pinpoint and repair, Mr. Radley said, declining to give a timetable for opening the pool.
The city also was installing a new liner at Moore Park pool when its 73-year-old concrete began disintegrating. Now, the concrete must be repaired, he said, anticipating a pool opening date of mid to late July.
The delayed openings came during the first heat wave of the season -- a time when the city is keeping four of its senior centers open late to serve as "cooling centers."
Mr. Radley encouraged residents to visit other Citiparks pools and the city's spray parks in Beechview and Troy Hill. He said two 8-foot-tall sprinklers at Moore Park pool also remain in operation.
First Published June 21, 2012 12:08 am