Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Lanark and Harvard Pools are being replaced

Los Angeles - The Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced a new funding plan that will replace two swimming pools in the City on February 27th. The press conference was held at Lanark Recreation Center, a Department of Recreation and Parks facility, in Canoga Park.

The two pools that will receive funding are Lanark Pool in the San Fernando Valley and Harvard Pool in South Los Angeles. In 2001 and 2002, Harvard and Lanark pools were closed to the public and have remained closed due to the lack of funding needed to replace them.

Funding for the two projects has been provided by the Municipal Recreation Program Fund. $1.8 million will be used for Lanark Pool and $2 million for Harvard Pool.

Lanark Pool is scheduled to re-open by the spring of 2007 and Harvard by late 2007. Both pools will provide recreational swimming, as well as water exercise classes, team sports, lifeguard and junior lifeguard training, adaptive swimming for the disabled and swimming lessons.

Jane Kolb: (213)928-9294, or cell, (323) 816-6712