Garfield Pool in 2009

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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.

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Anrica is a science reporter and twice Cal grad, with a degree in engineering and a master of journalism. She's a Bay Area native and lives in Oakland. She's enjoyed wide-ranging professional endeavors, including shoveling manure, researching human signaling proteins, volunteering in a leprosy hospital, using an atomic force microscope, and modeling the electricity grid.

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  1. I learned how to swim at this pool,I lived across the street in The Army Street Projects!It was fun doing laps,being able to cool off in the summer!Drying off in the sun on the grass!!!Fun times!!! I’m happy it’s going to be open soon!!!!!!!!!!!

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