Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Rededication Ceremony at Northridge Pool

Northridge - The Department of Recreation and Parks rededicated Northridge Pool on Sunday, June 8, 2008. Northridge Pool had been out of service because of extensive leaks caused by the 1994 Earthquake. The reopening comes just in time for summer swimming.

The Department of Recreation and Parks, working with the Bureau of Engineering and the Jones and Madhavan architectural design team, have created a design that will serve the needs of the community as well as address the swimming and safety concerns of the Recreation and Parks aquatic staff.

There are two pools - one is a traditional swimming pool with a 3-10 foot depth. The other is a zero depth activity pool that provides Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility plus play features.

The highlight of the new facility is the waterslide, a gift from Kaiser Permanente as part of Operation Splash, a effort between Kaiser Permanente and the City of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Aquatic Division.

Kaiser Permanente has donated $2 million to provide Los Angeles City children free swim lessons, increased access to community pools and waterslides at the Northridge Pool and Harvard Pool (which is currently in design).

Northridge Pool is located 10088 Reseda Boulevard, Northridge 91324. The new pool is a seasonal location and will officially open to the public on Saturday, June 21. For more information on the pool's fees, programs and/or features, please call the Citywide Aquatics Section at (323) 906-7953.

Jane Kolb: (213) 928-9294

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