Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Rededication of $5.9 million in renovations

Los Angeles - The Department of Recreation and Parks celebrated the completion of $5.9 million in improvements at Echo Deep Pool on May 29, 2008. General Manager Jon Kirk Mukri, Councilmember Ed P. Reyes and a group of excited young swimmers were in attendance for the Rededication Ceremony of the year-round aquatic facility.

The project included renovationg the building in which the pool is housed and upgrading the existing adjacent bathhouse (with a new roof over the entire aquatic complex), enhancing the restrooms, locker room and shower area to make them compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, modernizing the facility's mechanical and electrical systems, and more.

Frank R. Webb Architects of Los Angeles designed the building improvements, which were built by Tobo Construction, Inc., also of Los Angeles. The Department of Recreation and Parks repaired the pool shell and installed new equipment. The Department of Public Works' Bureau of Engineering managed the project through its Recreational and Cultural Facilities Program, with the support of the Recreation and Parks Citywide Aquatics Section.

Project funding came from Proposition 12 ($2.1 million, the City Sites and Facilities fund ($2.1 million), Propostion K ($1 million) and the Department of Recreation and Parks ($720,000).

Echo Deep Pool is located at 1419 Colton Street, Los Angeles 90026. For more information on the pool's fees, programs and/or features, please call Echo Deep directly at (213) 481-2640 or the Citywide Aquatics Section at (323) 906-7953.

Jane Kolb: (213) 928-9294

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