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Dry stretch means more pool time in Fircrest

Post by Christian Hill / The News Tribune on Sep. 6, 2012 at 1:38 pm with No Comments »
September 6, 2012 1:38 pm

The nearly record run of dry summer weather is giving residents one last chance to use the community pool in Fircrest.

City officials will reopen the pool, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, for one session from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. The pool is located at the Roy H. Murphy Community Center at 555 Contra Costa Ave.

Jeff Grover, city parks and recreation director, said several residents contacted his department to request the pool be reopened. The pool closes for the summer season on Labor Day.

“The weather is just excellent, and why not take advantage of it?” he asked.

He said it’s the first time the pool has reopened past the holiday in the six years he’s been with the city.

Saturday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and a high temperature of 79 degrees.

The facility features a swimming pool and dive tank.

The cost is $2.25 for Fircrest residents and $4.50 for non-residents. Visitors are asked to bring picture identification.

The warm, dry weather has prompted Metro Parks Tacoma to keep six popular spraygrounds open daily through Sunday.

Hours are from 10 a.m. until a half hour after sunset.

The parks are Jefferson Park, 801 N. Mason St.; McKinley Playfield, 4321 E. McKinley Ave.; Norpoint Park, 4818 Nassau Ave. N.E.; South Park, 4851 South Tacoma Way; Wapato Hills Park, 6321 S. Wapato St.; and Wright Park, 501 South I St.

The parks normally operate only on weekends in September.

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