The Mission District’s beloved indoor public pool at Garfield Park will stay closed until late June this year but will then reopen, according to Elton Pon, a Recreation and Parks Department spokeperson.
The pool’s been out of commission since November, when the city closed it for routine maintenance and then kept it closed, to the dismay of Mission swimmers.
The good news: the city started work to revamp the pool on Wednesday.
Also, Rec and Parks found neither lead nor asbestos there.
In April 2009, Garfield regulars became anxious that when the department dramatically cut down the hours that Garfield would be available. They successfully rallied, and the city restored some hours.
Then things looked even worse for the popular facility, when the cash-strapped department found that the facility needed significant repair. Swimmers worried that their pool might be closed forever, but the city eventually promised to fix it.