FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2015
MEDIA CONTACTS: Carole Trottere, Ryan Mulholland, Sam Marksheid, and Rebecca Cheng | (516) 869-7794
Bosworth & Kaplan Announce Improvements Slated for Whitney Pond Park Pool
Seasonal memberships & reduced rates offered this summer
North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Councilwoman Anna Kaplan recently announced a series of upgrades for Whitney Pond Park Pool that will include improvements to the main pool and wading pool in time for the opening of the 2015 summer season. The $1.58 million in improvements will be made in two phases and are part of the Town’s five year Capital Plan.
“The pools at Whitney Pond Park are in need of renovation and upgrades,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “As part of the Town’s capital plan, we have included this important project and intend to have the work completed by the start of the summer season. Neighborhood pools like this one create delightful summer memories for families.”
“The pool facility at Whitney Pond Park is part of the fabric of this wonderful neighborhood,” said Councilwoman Kaplan. “We are also very pleased to announce that we are offering residents discounted rates in the early mornings and afternoons. We are giving you more reasons to jump in the pool this summer!”
During 2015, the $469,200 Phase 1 of the project will begin, including installing a new vinyl membrane and stainless steel skirt to the pool, and general preparations for the main pool shell. Work will also be done to the hot water heaters, pumps, and drains. Phase 2 of the project will begin in 2016.
This year, the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department has established yearly membership rates at this pool, so residents can enjoy the pool for the whole season for one flat rate. Daily rates are still available.
Also this year, pool goers can enjoy a lap swim from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. prior to any day camps using the pool.
Whitney Pond Park is located in Manhasset and has a main pool and kiddie pool along with other amenities, including handball courts, tennis courts, and basketball courts. Residents can also enjoy walks around the centrally located pond, encircled by benches and walking paths. The updates are intended to make the park more attractive to residents.
For more information about Whitney Pond Park or pool memberships, please contact 311 or (516) 869-6311.
Rates are below:
Whitney Pond Park Seasonal Memberships
Nanny/Senior Couple $45
Volunteer Family $85
Volunteer Couple $45
Whitney Pond Park Daily Fees