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New Public Swimming Pools to Open Near Downtown Next Year

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It's been closed for a handful a years, but the Downey Pool between Chinatown and Lincoln Heights has begun construction and is expected to open next year June. The $2.2 million project includes a 3,000-square-foot lap pool, an 1,800-square-foot splash pad, and a 500-square-foot structure that will house new pumps and filter equipment, and chemical rooms. A pool in this park was original built in 1919, according to city documents.

This comes as the city nears June 20th, the first day for the summer swimming season when seasonal pools open to the public. Let's hope this June gloom is gone by then.