The City of Toledo is planning to demolish 4 swimming pools no longer being used, and the mayor's office will be studying what could possibly replace those pools in the future. Work will begin later this month to tear down the former pool at Highland Park, and then work will target pools at Collins Park, Ravine Park and Ashley Park.
Over recent years those pools have been closed and vandals have damaged those facilities to the point they are no longer cost effective to repair. A report will be given to the mayor in the next couple of months as to what type of water facilities could potentially replace those pools.
"Putting together what's out there and what it would cost to have it installed. I'm looking at anything from a splash pad to a more traditional water park," said Denny Garvin, Toledo Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry.
Garvin says while Detwiler Pool is also closed the city has no plans to tear it down, and is instead working to form a new public-private partnership to operate the pool in the future.
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