HOLLYWOOD - The newly renovated pool at the Hollywood Recreation Center will remain open for two additional months, Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) announced today.
Both the Councilmember and RAP agreed to fund an extension of the Hollywood pool hours, on weekends from 1-5 p.m., through October 25. The pool season was originally scheduled to close for the year after Labor Day weekend.
“I really want my constituents to enjoy the waning summer months in this beautifully renovated City-owned facility,” said Councilmember O’Farrell, who is also Chair of the City’s Arts, Parks, and LA River Committee. “I am thrilled to partner with the Department to provide greater accessibility to parks and more recreational options for all Angelenos.”
The entire cost to keep the pool open is $40,250, which accounts for staffing, utilities, maintenance, and supervision.
"With the overwhelming positive response we've received since its re-opening, we are excited to be extending additional pool hours for the community to enjoy,” said Michael A. Shull, General Manager, Recreation and Parks.
“From the diving boards to the amazing water slide, the more time available for children and the community, the better.”
O’Farrell and Rec and Parks re-dedicated the newly-rebuilt facility last month 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 two years in office, the Councilmember has built or made improvements at several park facilities including Carlton Way Park, Echo Park Lake, Lemon Grove Park, Seily Rodriguez Park, and Dorothy J. and Benjamin B. Smith Park. In addition, he has negotiated green space at several residential projects in the 13th District.