Open houses at both South and Lowell Pools are planned for this week to get additional community input on the future of the two facilities.
The Boise Parks and Recreation Department will host the open houses as part of the public outreach and engagement phase. At the workshops, residents can learn more of the current conditions of the pools and see survey results from initial surveys taken in March.
"Both pools are located in neighborhoods that are very walkable and easily accessible by the neighborhoods," Director of Parks and Recreation Doug Holloway said. "That's a big key component in anything that we do in creating that high level of accessibility for our citizens to walk or bike safely to a local recreational facility or to a park, so first and foremost that's really what's most important."
Both pools were designed by Architect Wesley Bintz and constructed around 1953. Recent assessments of the pools noted various deficiencies and made recommended steps to bring the pools up to safety and accessibility standards.
The open houses are scheduled for:
- South Pool Open House , Tuesday, April 26 from 3 to 6 p.m. – 921 S. Shoshone Street
- Lowell Pool Open House, Thursday, April 28 from 3 to 6 p.m. – 1601 N. 28th Street