Update: Riverside Park Pool Will Not Open This Weekend

| July 31, 2018 | 1 Comments

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks announced on Facebook that it was aiming to have Riverside Park Pool open this weekend, however that will not happen according to Jackson Fisher who coordinates activities for the Friends of Riverside Park, a subcommittee of Riverside Neighborhood Association.

Fisher told SouthBMore.com that the electrical contractor working on repairs at the pool is still waiting on a couple of parts. The parts are expected to arrive within two days and then it will take another day to install them. At that point the pool’s power will be turned back on. Once the power is restored, the contractors will still need several days to evaluate mechanical and electrical systems. Once completed, the pool will be filled with water and will need to pass inspections.

Fisher said that opening the pool by late next week could be a possibility.

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks confirmed to SouthBMore.com that it is still waiting for the power to be restored at the Riverside Park Pool.

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks was originally scheduled to open the Riverside Park Pool on June 23rd but water flooded into the basement pump room when the pool was filled, leading to a series of needed repairs.

A gate valve failure led to the flooding and subsequent electrical damage. The gate valve was replaced and the pool needed a new 600-amp load center, a new transformer, small load centers, and a water heater disconnect. Much of electrical work was delayed until the pump room was completely dry.

When it does open, Riverside Park Pool will be open Monday to Friday from 1230pm to 330pm for open swim, and Monday to Thursday from 4pm to 8pm for programmed swimming sessions. On Fridays, the pool will close at 7pm after family/lap swim starting at 4pm. On Saturdays, the pool will be open for open swim from 12pm to 430pm and 5pm to 7pm. On Sundays, the pool will be open from 1pm to 3pm and 330pm to 6pm for open swim.

The pool will be open Monday through Friday from 10am to 12pm for Recreation and Parks’ Summer Camp Learn-To-Swim.

Baby Country Club will be every Saturday from 10am to 12pm.

See full schedule here.

Riverside Park Pool is scheduled to close for the season on September 3rd.

Photo courtesy of the Riverside Park Pool Facebook page

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