After a nine-month remodel, members of the public were excited to witness the reopening ceremony of Mission Community Pool on August 7.
Phil Ginsburg, general manager of San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, feels it will be very important for the public.
While holding her children’s hands, a ceremony attendee told El Tecolote that she was very excited and ready to watch the ribbon cutting. “It was really rundown for almost three years,” the woman said.
According to Ginsburg, it took nine months and $900,000 to complete the remodel from start to finish.
Improvements were made to the water system and interior walls of the pool. Additionally, the pool’s temperature is now 80 degrees, so the public can swim comfortably in any weather.
During reopening day, more than a dozen children were excited to jump into the new pool. As Ginsburg said, families will be able to enjoy it and neighborhood children will have more after school activities available.
Mission Community Pool is located on 19th Street between Linda and Valencia streets in the Mission. From Tuesday to Friday, the pool hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information call (415) 641-2841