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Endless Summer: Hollywood's New Public Pool Will Be Open For 2 More Months

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Keep those floaties inflated: pool season just got extended.

On Wednesday, Department of Recreation and Parks and Councilman Mitch O'Farrell announced that the public pool at the Hollywood Recreation Center will remain open for two more months. "I really want my constituents to enjoy the waning summer months in this beautifully renovated City-owned facility," said O’Farrell in the announcement on his website. "I am thrilled to partner with the Department to provide greater accessibility to parks and more recreational options for all Angelenos."

The recently remodeled pool, pimped out with a classic spiral slide, was originally scheduled to close after Labor Day Weekend, but City Hall found a little pocket change (roughly $40,000) that will keep the pool up and running through October 25. "With the overwhelming positive response we've received since its re-opening, we are excited to be extending additional pool hours for the community to enjoy," said Recreation and Parks general manager Michael A. Shull.

O'Farrell, who is also Chair of the City's Arts, Parks, and LA River Committee rechristened the pool at its reopening last month, diving headfirst into its waters in his work attire.

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The pool is located at the Hollywood Recreation Center at 1122 Cole Avenue. Admission is $3.50 for adults and $1 for children and senior citizens.

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