It’s been said early and often that the nearly 50 year old Newport Municipal Pool is on it’s last laps and that its next set of problems or breakdowns will likely make it uneconomical to fix. Hence a renewed interest in trying again to pass a property tax override for a new municipal pool next door to the city’s recreation center.
And to that end the Newport Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and those who use the pool are inviting any and everyone to join a discussion on why the town should or should not build a new pool. City Parks and Recreation staff will be on hand to pose questions as well as answer questions. Issues like the scope and size of a new pool along with various aspects from spectator seating to therapy pool options will be covered.
The advisory committee invites everyone with an opinion on the pool to attend the meeting set for Tuesday, June 4th, from 5 to 7pm at the Newport Recreation Center, at 225 SE Avery Street, Room 124B. The recreation center is located behind Newport City Hall, across the parking lot.