by The Dickinson Press
June 16, 2010 at 5:00 pm in The Dickinson Press
Dickinson’s only outdoor pool which closed last summer will not reopen, said James Kramer, Dickinson Parks and Recreation director.
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My family and I drive to New England to use their outdoor pool, and love it! I believe that it is very sad that a city the size of Dickinson doesn’t have an outdoor pool. We are always talking about having more for kids to do, and being a family oriented city. Dickinson needs an outdoor pool!
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Kinda seems like a sad month…..No outdoor pool wich has been around since i was a kid and china doll closeing…i have to say i was lacking in going to either but it was nice that there was an option…..i always told kids to watch it or they would have to learn how to swim in the outdoor pool like i did and if they didnt watch it i would get the early morning class ..guess i lost that argument now
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This makes perfect sense… Spend $100,000 to fix an existing pool that has a lot of history in this town. OR spend multiple MILLIONS on a new water park (that let’s be honest will probobly never happen). And in the interim herd kids to the WRCC all summer long. I guess we can look at the bright side kids wont be bothered with that pesky old sunshine or having to swat flies.
Not only will a new pool cost millions, but is that even practical when it can only be used a few months of the year?
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Very sad. This pool is right by the bandshell that the city has on intention of fixing. Dickinson needs to show that they care about providing safe, healthy things for kids and families to do or those families may decide to leave. I personally came back after 10 yrs away and am happy about the rec center, however, who wants to swim inside all summer long?
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Absolutely disgusted, yet not surprised. We have the money in this city to fix this pool. Plain and simple. Its just a matter of having the right individuals behind the idea to devote the necessary attention to doing it. New stadium? new rec center?….yet, let the outdoor pool “go down the drain”? Saddens me. I grew up in a town in western ND who rebuilt their outdoor pool when i was in elementary school, and some of the fondest memories I have are from riding bike to the outdoor pool. Why is it so easy to say no to fixing it, without first asking input from the citizens of our town? Im not familiar with board meetings and so on, so Im sure I missed my chance at voicing my opinion by not attending one. (As, Im sure alot of others did as well) But I can tell you that the future of the outdoor pool has been discussed quite a bit recently among many people I know. I can name ATLEAST 10 individuals in my inner circle who would have joined me in spearheading a fundraising campaign to save the outdoor pool. There are so many options to find the money for our children. I have even seen pools that have sponsor signs. If selling advertising allows for memories to be made at an outdoor pool, then is that so bad? I pray someone can step in and maybe give some other options and publish them so the public can have an idea how to help and offer support. This town is very quickly getting the reputation for not being concerned with the youth of the area. And the sad part is that Im starting to believe its true.
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OUt of curiosity, does anyone else think this is an awful attempt to force individuals to use the Rec Center that many people can not afford? Or do not want their kids riding their bikes so far out of town for? Im curious and so are many others….
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