Face-lift planned for Alameda Park Pool
Guests who use the Alameda Park Pool in Butler Township to cool down each summer can look forward to a newly renovated swimming pool, which will be open in time for the 2015 season.
Renovations to the pool, which was built in 1972 and renovated in 1998, will begin on Sept. 1 after it closes for the season, said Gary Pinkerton, director of parks and recreation in Butler County.
“Depending on what money is available, we'll be determining what work we're doing,” he said.
The renovations are priced about $1 million and will be a replacement of the existing tile work, re-plastering of the pool and work on the existing filtration system.
Added amenities could include another zero-entry station, the replacement of the existing drop slide with a bigger drop slide, the replacement of the current water slide and the possible addition of a spray pad, Pinkerton said.
The bids will be opened on July 21, he said, and will be selected no later than Aug. 13.
Commissioner Bill McCarrier said the county has been wanting to renovate the pool for several years, but was waiting until it had enough money.
McCarrier said officials haven't discussed yet whether the price of admission to the pool will have to go up next year because of the renovations, which he said are necessary to the pool's survival.
“If we're going to keep it open, we have to do it,” he said.
Megan Henney is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-320-7987 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Butler Junior High teacher’s hands-on approach keeps students interested, engaged
- Photo gallery: Butler County Band Festival
- Teens charged after man stabbed in Butler County home invasion
- Butler Symphony Orchestra musicians going back to elementary school
- Harmony’s Harmony Inn restaurant opens after numerous delays
- Moraine State Park tagging event nets only one butterfly
- Zelienople officials bring revitalization projects together to form cohesive plan
- Butler Township OKs gas-drilling plan
- New BC3 classes prepare students for energy industry jobs
- Self-service Social Security kiosk installed in Cranberry municipal building
- Evans City aims to knock out bullying