Thursday, July 2, 2020
I hope that that this update finds you and your family healthy. I am writing to share some disappointing news regarding the possible reopening of the Garden Hills Pool. Early this morning, the City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation Department leadership organized a conference call with the heads of the City partner pools: the Garden Hills Pool, Chastain Park Pool and Piedmont Park Pool.
For those of us who would like to relax by the pool and cool off, the call provided no good news for now. Due to the most recent large escalation of local cases of Covid-19, the increases in local hospitalizations as well as an increase in ICU utilizations, the City has further postponed any consideration of opening pools for general recreation use. The heads of the 3 pools made every effort to be sure that there was no opening plan modification that we could propose that would encourage them to reconsider. Unfortunately, until local cases trend downward, we are in a holding pattern. Other closed or heavily modified use City-owned facilities are also in a similar holding pattern for now.
I am saddened that we are further delayed with a general opening of our pool. However, please know we are ready on short notice to serve the community and members if and when the time comes.
On behalf of our volunteer board, I would like to wish each of you a happy 4th of July, whatever that may look like or wherever you may be this year!
Garden Hills Pool & Park Association President
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