Councilmember Cheh to kick-off the 2017 Pool Readiness Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         

May 9th, 2017

Communications Director: Kelly Whittier

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Councilmember Cheh to kick-off the 2017 Pool Readiness Tour

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, May 10th, Councilmember Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) will begin a series of readiness tours of outdoor public pools and aquatic facilities throughout the District. The tours will be conducted with officials from the Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) and the Department of General Services (DGS). Councilmember Cheh conducts these tours in an effort to ensure that outdoor pools and aquatic facilities are ready by the start of the pool season which begins Memorial Day Weekend. The first day of tours will cover the spray parks in Ward 3.


“These tours are aimed at providing residents some assurance that their neighborhood pools and aquatic facility will be in good working order for the summer months,” said Cheh. “It is my hope that with these tours we can prevent any unnecessary closures or delayed openings due to broken equipment or lack of proper maintenance.”


WHO:   Councilmember Mary M. Cheh joined by officials from DGS and DPR

WHAT:  An examination of District outdoor public pools and aquatic facilities to determine their readiness for the upcoming pool season

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 10th

Tours will begin at 11:00 a.m. and time spent at each location will vary, please contact Kelly Whittier at (202) 431-5697 for location confirmation throughout the day

  1. Macomb Rec Center Spray Park: 3409 Macomb Street, NW
  2. Friendship “Turtle” Park construction site walk: 4500 Van Ness Street, NW
  3. Chevy Chase Recreation Center-Spray Park: 5500 41st Street, NW
  4. Guy Mason Rec Center Spray Park: 3600 Calvert Street, NW
  5. Palisades Rec Center Spray Park: 5200 Sherier Place, NW


*Tours of outdoor pools and spray parks in Wards 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 will be scheduled over the next two weeks


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