COUNCILMEMBER O'FARRELL, DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS EXTEND HOLLYWOOD POOL SEASON

HOLLYWOOD - Angelenos who enjoy recreation at the Hollywood Pool will be pleased to hear the City is extending the season through the month of September, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) announced today.

In a Council motion introduced this week, Councilmember O’Farrell secured funding for an extension of the Hollywood Pool hours, on weekends from 1-5 p.m., through October 1. The pool season was originally scheduled to close for the year after Labor Day weekend.

“This is the second year that my office has partnered with the department to provide even greater accessibility as the days of summer wind down” said Councilmember O’Farrell, who is also Chair of the City’s Arts, Parks, and LA River Committee. “The pool facility is becoming a point of pride for the community, and I am proud of our efforts to provide even more recreational opportunities to this part of my district.”

The entire cost to keep the pool open is $12,000 which accounts for staffing, utilities, maintenance, and supervision.

“The Department of Recreation and Parks is excited to work with Councilmember O’Farrell to extend the Hollywood Pool swim season for a second year in a row,” said Michael A. Shull, General Manager, Department of Recreation and Parks. “This beautiful facility was renovated just last year and we hope that the community continues to enjoy its amenities through October 1st.”

The facility was recently renovated using Prop K funds. The Hollywood Pool also includes a water slide, three shaded bleachers, a new lifeguard chair, and California-friendly landscaping.

Recreational swimming hours after Labor Day will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on weekends. The general admission cost is $3.50 for adults ages 18-64, $1 for children under 17 and seniors 65 and older. For information, call the pool office at (323) 460-7030, or visit www.laparks.org.

In his first three years in office, the Councilmember has built or made improvements at several park facilities including Bellevue Park, Carlton Way Park, Echo Park Lake, Lemon Grove Park, Seily Rodriguez Park, and Dorothy J. and Benjamin B. Smith Park, and The Meadow at Silver Lake. In addition, he has negotiated green space at several residential projects in the 13th District.

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