Mayor Ed Holder, City of London Aquatics and residents of Byron today celebrated the official reopening of the Byron Community Pool with a carnival-theme and “special splash.”
The pool was closed to the public late last summer to make way for a well-deserved renovation which included a reconfiguration, improved accessibility features, upgrades to the bath house and change rooms, water play features and a new entrance. The renovations also included roofing repairs and an upgrade to the mechanical and filtration systems.
“This neighbourhood pool has served the Byron community for 49 years,” says Lynn Loubert, Division Manager of Aquatics and Arenas. “To meet the long-term needs of the community, it was important we invest in its renovation, modernization and improved accessibility while enhancing its visibility and presence in the community.”
“Public facilities such as the Byron Community Pool not only serve to promote well-being and health,” says Mayor Ed Holder. “Having a place to go and meet friends, take swimming lessons and cool off during hot summer months is an important foundation for community building and providing a sense of belonging.”
Highlights of the renovation include heating of the pool, a new beach area entry and on-deck features such as a climbing wall, sun shelters, showers and a water fountain.