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Some BREC pools will remain closed for summer

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Posted: Apr 29, 2014 5:47 PM by Troy Gaulden
Updated: Apr 29, 2014 7:05 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: BREC, summer, heat, pool, swimming, Gus Young, Liberty Lagoon, Anna T. Jordan, parks

BATON ROUGE - With summer time right around the corner, BREC is prepping for waves of kids to head to its pools.

Liberty Lagoon will open for the first time this year on Saturday, May 3. Kids can also take a dip in the City-Brooks Park pool and the Howell Park pool when they open starting May 24.

But some pools will remain closed this year. Across town, the Anna T. Jordan pool will be closed for a second-straight summer for renovations. BREC says that pool will open in the summer of 2015. The Gus Young pool is also shut down with no timetable on a renovation date.

"We're investigating that with part of the future plans of that area and will be able to get community input to see what we will be doing with that facility," said BREC Aquatics Manager Brett Weinberger.

People we spoke with in the Gus Young neighborhood say they are worried that kids will have no escape from the heat and too much free time.

"They're wandering around in this area, not really having anything to get involved in especially in the summer. I'm afraid for when the summer starts and school ends, what the kids are going to get involved in," said Shelia Moore.

BREC does have a deal worked out with YMCA where you can visit designated YMCA pools and pay the same price you would to swim in a BREC pool. They also offer several splash pads throughout Baton Rouge. Click here to visit BREC's website for more information on its pools.

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