This is long overdue. The facility was built in 1976 and is badly in need of an upgrade. The Olympic-sized pool is wonderful, but the locker rooms are in terrible shape. The floors are disgusting. Many of the “gang-showers” don’t even have curtains. There’s a lot of rust. The food service area is very dated.
The city put out a Request for Proposals to make improvements. The RFP says the cost estimates will probably come in at a higher price that the city can afford.
I took the picture above on a hot summer day. The pool was empty. Making upgrades could encourage use and bring in more revenue. Perhaps the city could seek out a benefactor. The facility is a huge asset for Rochester and it needs some TLC.
Links of the Day:
– Lakeside Hospital blames lack of community support for closure. The health care community shrugs at the news.
– South Africa has tight gun controls, but a high level of gun violence. Gun thefts are a huge issue.