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Metz and Mabel Davis opening soon

Monday, June 8, 2015 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

According to the Parks and Recreation Department, Metz and Mabel Davis Pools will open for the summer once repairs on the pools are finished – most likely, sometime within the next two weeks. Last month, the department reversed its decision to close the pools for the season following neighbors’ backlash. In the memo to Mayor Steve Adler and City Council announcing the news, department head Sara Hensley wrote that the causes of the pools’ excessive leaking had been identified and repairs scheduled, but she did not mentioned any opening dates. The Parks Department says that if all repairs go accordingly, Mabel Davis will open Tuesday, June 9. Recent flooding has delayed crews working on Metz, but Wayne Simmons of the city’s Aquatics Division says the pool should open on June 15 – along with seven other pools. The department staggered its schedule of openings this summer to avoid a repeat of last year’s lifeguard shortage.

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