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Public meeting will address Govalle Pool

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 by Nora Ankrum

The Parks and Recreation Department will be holding a public meeting later this month regarding much-needed improvements to the Govalle Pool in East Austin. An assessment in 2014 determined that the 60-year-old neighborhood pool was in “critical” condition, meaning that it has “the potential to functionally fail within the next five swim seasons,” according to the city’s announcement about the meeting. Design consultants from landscape architecture firm Asakura Robinson will be on hand at the event to give a presentation on design constraints as well as improvement options, which could include the addition of gender-specific restrooms, a lap pool, an activity pool for young children, deck space, shade structures and public art, according to the announcement. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center, 2608 Gonzales St.

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