Fans of the municipal swimming pool in Glassell Park have not been happy since learning that the formerly year-around pool would close for the season and be drained in the middle of August, prompting many swimmers to start online campaigns to keep the pool open. It looks like those efforts have worked. Last week, Councilman Eric Garcetti proposed transferring $10,000 in city funds to help keep the pool on Verdugo Road open beyond the Aug. 12 closure date announced earlier by the Recreation and Parks Department as a budget-cutting measure.
How much extra time will $10,000 for the Glassell Park pool? That’s not clear, said Alejandra Marroquin, Garcetti’s Deputy District Director, in a post on NELAList. “The Department of Recreation and Parks has not yet determined how many additional days the $10,000 would fund, but our goal is to keep it open at least through the summer months,” she said.
The City Council is scheduled to vote on the matter on Tuesday.