Citizens For A Better Norwood

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Recreation meeting to discuss future of Victory Pool

Guest blog by Keith Moore

The Recreation Commission has invited Council members and the administration to the Rec meeting at the Community Center on Wednesday, December 16 (7:00 p.m.) to talk about the future of Victory Pool. I believe that will be a discussion about whether to keep the pool open. There are some costly repairs that need to be done before it can open next year.

The last few years, the kids attending the summer camp at Allison went to Victory pool in the afternoons. I think that if Victory is closed, those kids might go to Burwood.

Some of the attendance numbers from 2009:

Total Average Daily Attendance: 33
Average Daily Attendance not counting summer camp kids: 16

Total attendance:
June: 862 (424 from summer camp)
July: 556 (330 from camp)
August: 303 (139 from camp)

July and August were really rainy this year, so attendance was down from June at all the pools.

I don't have any info on daily operating costs.

Anybody that has an opinion, please contact me, Recreation, another Council member, or the Mayor.

Keith D. Moore
Norwood City Council Ward One
Phone: 924-0571