Event draws 350 or more on Memorial Day weekend event
Recent revamping of the city pool was brought to life Saturday during a grand reopening event.
The event, scheduled for 4 pm, offered free swimming and a look at the upgrades for visitors. “When 4pm arrived there was a line at the gate waiting to get in” said Jessica Crittendon, the newly appointed parks and recreation director for the city. The attendance was well over 350 people during the event.
Special events are scheduled for the pool throughout the summer and posted on the Louisa City Pool Facebook page. The pool received a visit from Jill York, State Representative and Mayor Harold Slone.
“As I walked down the street toward the pool I could see the parking lot was full and children and families were carrying towels and things on their way to the pool and I knew then we have made the right decision, Slone said. “Sounds of joy and laughter filled the air.”
“Many cities are struggling with opening their city pools this year and many in the area will remained closed. Our children don’t have much to do during the summer and I didn’t wanna to see something else disappear. I’m proud the of the work the city has accomplished here,” the mayor added.
According to Crittendonr practically every weekend during the summer is already booked for pool parties but many week nights are still open.
For more information on the pool and scheduled events click here to visit our facebook page.