Press Release, Contact: Jim Leydon, Communications Director
Springfield to Keep City Swimming Facilities Open an Additional Week
Who: Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and members of the Springfield City Council
What: Announcing City Swimming Facilities to Remain Open an Additional Week
When: Friday, August 7, 2015 at 11:15 a.m.
Where: Forest Park, Swimming Pool, Springfield, MA 01106
August 6, 2015 -Springfield, MA- With next week’s weather forecast keeping temperatures in the 80’s Mayor Domenic J. Sarno along with members of the Springfield City Council will be keeping the City’s recreational swimming facilities open an additional week.
Forest Park and German Gerena Community School pools were scheduled to close after their planned opening this Friday, August 7th. Additionally, Five Mile Pond was scheduled to remain open only on the weekends until Labor Day after this weekend.
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno stated, “In consultation with members of the Springfield City Council, Parks, Building and Recreation Management Director Patrick Sullivan and CAFO T.J. Plante, resources have been identified to give our families and young people additional recreational time to stay cool and enjoy the beautiful weather for another week.”
City Council President Michael Fenton stated, “Whenever the City Council has a chance to enhance the quality of life for our residents we will do everything in the council’s power to do so. Providing an extra week of recreational opportunities before kids go back to school is a win-win for all involved.”
Five Mile Pond and the pools located in Forest Park and Gerena will now remain open until August 16, 2015 every day from 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. After August 16th, Five Mile pond will remain open as originally planned on the weekends until Labor Day.
City Councilor Tom Ashe stated, “I am happy to work with the Mayor, City Council President and the Administration to give our Springfield families the additional relief from the summertime heat.”
All splash pads located in City Parks will remain open and operational until mid-September.