This article provided by Amy Erwin
Just in time for the season's first splashes, CPNO volunteers are working to enhance your experience at Candler Park pool.
Residents were loud and clear during our neighborhood’s master planning process that they want to work on improvements at the pool. So we’re embarking on an effort to understand what the community specifically wants.
Our first step is a two-minute survey on short-term needs and wants. Be sure to make your voice heard by clicking here.
Next up will be fundraising for small purchases meant to improve the pool environment this year. If you’re interested in helping, please email Amy Erwin or Lauren Welsh at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d like to begin soon!
Here are some quick facts about the pool:
- Opens May 24 and closes Sept. 1
- Open seven days a week
- Monday through Friday, 10 am-noon, is reserved for Camp Best Friends only, a city program for kids.
- The pool is open and free to the public Monday-Friday, 12:30-4 pm.
- A small fee applies — cash only! — Monday-Friday from 4:30 to 7 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from noon until 7 pm.
Opening dates and times are dictated by the city, and the pool is managed under a contract with USA Pools that is in effect through April 2015. Until then, any changes at the pool are bound by the terms and conditions of the USA Pools contract.
At this time, concessions aren't available or allowed. But Atlanta officials are putting together a process and a set of standards for concessions to be sold at any city recreational facility.
Security has been an issue, and the City is seeking to contract for a security solution for all rec facilities that may be implemented before the end of the summer.
In addition, swim lessons can be made available by coordinating with USA Pools. Come back to candlerpark.org and like CPNO on Facebook to keep up on what's happening at the pool.