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Work Continues To Demo City Pool

Louisiana Mayor Marvin Brown says he’s unsure of what the future will hold for the site in Veterans Park where the municipal pool was for many years.
The decision was made to close the pool by the city council in May 2015 after years of costly repairs and inability to keep it afloat financially.
“It had become a hazard and had been vandalized numerous times,” Brown said.
He added that a group of private citizens had tried to save the facility previously and hopes they will continue to stay involved in developing what could become of the space in the future.
Work at the pool has been steady despite having a low priority. Crews began busting up concrete last month and huge piles now surround the facility. After metal is removed the concrete has been hauled off for fill.
There had been several buildings on the lot including the main structure with showers, the concession stand area and structures for the pumps and other supplies. All of those buildings have been removed from the site.
While there are no immediate plans for the future of the site, the city is hopeful to have the site cleaned up by next spring. The site will be filled and graded.
The pool was built in the late 1960s. Brown noted the city is fortunate to still have swimming facilities as the Twin Pike Family YMCA opened their aquatic center in August of 2015.

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