Pool Redevelopment: Worth It or a Waste of Money?

What do you think of the redevelopment project at the Garden City Pool complex?

A renovated Garden City Pool officially opened for the season June 9.

The opening revealed new features in the complex, including a completely revamped children’s pool, new filtration systems, added shade structures to the adult pool and the playground, as well as a remastering of the 20-year-old water slide in the main pool area.

Kevin E. Ocker, chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Cultural and Recreational Affairs, said the feedback is "outstanding," much more than he could have ever anticipated.

With summer now in full swing, Patch wants your feedback. Was the redevelopment project worth it or a waste of money? Do you like the new features? If not, what would you have done differently? Let us know in the comments section below.

Tanya Watts July 10, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Worth it
Amy Gibbons July 10, 2012 at 06:57 PM
I like some of the improvements, however I wish there was a shade structure by the kiddie pool in addition to the tables/umbrellas (like they used to have) and benches along the fence by the playground. Also, what is the age limit on the new children's pool complex? I have seen teenagers on there quite often since the opening.
Jack O'Niel July 10, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Worth it and I agree, the older kids need to hit the big-boy slide and leave the kiddies alone.
Gigi July 11, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Jack - if that is the case do we get to ban the kiddies and their "accidents" from the big-boy pool?
Carisa Giardino (Editor) July 11, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Patch has been advised by Trustee Brian Daughney that a shade structure similar to the structures over the playground equipment, will be installed next to the kiddie pool, hopefully in the next two weeks.
Jack O'Niel July 11, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Gigi - yes.
Bill Sweeney July 11, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Outstanding job. Well done. Can't wait for Phase 2...hope it has an indoor bar & grill. Imagine the revenue...people come in and have to pay for drinks on their card/account, like at a private club. Max the drinks at 2-3. Or, more old school, sell people a couple of bands when they come in and clip them every time they have a drink. People are responsible adults with kids...it won't get out of hand, but it will be a great amenity and would raise a ton of revenue. It would more than pay for the insurance.
Carisa Giardino (Editor) August 01, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Patch has been advised by Trustee Brian Daughney that a shade structure similar to the structures over the playground equipment has been installed next to the revamped children's pool.