Just in time for summer the renovation of the War Veterans Memorial Pool in Middletown has been opened with a ribbon cutting. Benefactor Richard Rowley got some assistance from the young people on hand as his family and Mayor Joseph DeStefano looked on.
A plaque was dedicated honoring the Rowley Family for the donation of $200,000 to the $1.4 Million dollar project. $400,000 in federal funds also benefited the project. Mayor DeStefano said that when Kiplinger Magazine picked Middletown as the eighth best place to bring up children in America one of the reasons was because of the city’s strong support of recreation and parks. He praised the management and staff of the recreation and parks department and the taxpayers of Middletown for their support of projects like this.
The pool is open 7 days a week from noon to 6pm. Admission is $1.00 for Children, $3.00 for Adults.
There is a monthly pass available which can save you money. Get more details at the Parks and Recreation Website.
The pool is located in Fancher Davidge Park at 39 Frank Shorter Way, Middletown, NY 10940. There is parking at the pool. In addition you’ll find walking trails, playground areas and picnic tables nearby.
After the ribbon cutting Mayor DeStefano (L), Thomas Elwood the Commissioner for the Recreation and Parks Department, Rollin Lybolt Chairman of the Recreation and Parks Commission, and Richard Rowley checked out the new splash park.
Below Chairman Lybolt sets off the Blaster for the Water Jets in the Splash Park.
By Arthur Livesey