City Decides to Not Open Pool for 2020 Season
After much consideration, research, and information collected through a survey of past pool pass holders, the City has decided not to open the pool for the 2020 season.
A short survey was created and distributed to 610 households who had purchased a pool membership or multi-visit pass in recent years. A total of 371 people responded to the survey, indicating their interest level in buying a pool pass for this summer under new parameters and at a potentially higher cost for a shorter season. The majority of respondents were either unsure about whether they would purchase a pass, or outright confirmed that they would not do so, with these new conditions.
City officials considered many factors before making this decision, including but not limited to:
- The logistics of adhering to state regulations regarding public pool use during the COVID-19 pandemic
- A shortened season, much smaller capacity limits and the impact that had on generating enough revenue to cover operational costs
- A high level of uncertainty around how many residents would, in fact, patronize the pool
- Complications surrounding creating a satisfactory plan for all interested parties
While we know that the pool and summer programming (including camps and July 4th celebrations) are highlights that draw people to choose to live in Huntington Woods, the unusual and evolving circumstances of this time make it difficult to continue with our normal programming. We regret having to cancel such popular community opportunities to gather and celebrate, and we are hopeful that by adopting a stricter standard in the short-term, we will promote good health in the long-term and be able to gather again before long.
Thank you to those who participated in the survey. We appreciate the community’s support and understanding and wish everyone a healthy summer.