For Immediate Release
April 1, 2019
Town reopens pool to the public on April 2
HIGH RIVER, AB – The Town of High River will reopen the pool at the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex on April 2, 2019. The pool will open at 6 a.m. for morning lane swim, followed by Aquafit at 8:30 a.m.
“We resume all of our regularly scheduled aquatics programming on April 2,” says Kirsten Maher, manager of Parks and Recreation for the Town. “Residents can visit highriver.ca/recreation-schedules for a list of all the programs happening throughout the month.”
The pool was closed in September 2018 for annual maintenance when grounding issues were discovered. The closure was extended until February to repair the pool’s grounding. However, when the pool was filled prior to reopening in February, Town staff noticed that the water level significantly dropped over a 12-hour period. The pool’s closure was then extended again until now.
“Staff were so disheartened when the leaks were discovered in the pool,’” says Maher. “They had been planning and preparing for the opening for what already seemed like so long. Then, to have it stay closed for another two months was disappointing. In fact, this is the first time I’ve seen the pool filled with water since starting with the Town almost seven months ago now.
Maher and the entire Parks and Rec team are looking forward to getting things back to normal at the Complex, starting with a free ‘sneak-a-peek’ public swim on April 1 between 6 and 9 p.m. Unfortunately, the hot tub will not be open in time for the free swim.
“We want to thank all of our residents and patrons for their patience over the last seven months. It was a difficult journey to go through together, but we used this time to really put our heads together to create new recreation opportunities for residents, and improve on the old ones,” says Maher.
The Town of High River 2019 Spring Summer Community Guide was released on March 4, 2019. Within the Guide, there are over 60 pages of recreation opportunities to explore.
“There’s something for everyone,” says Maher. “There’s even 18 new community programs for all different ages and physical levels to try.”
To view the Guide, visit highriver.ca and search for it by clicking on the Parks, Recreation & Community Guide Program under the Parks and Recreation heading in the menu bar.
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