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Council Extends Graydon June Hours

Council decided to open at 10 a.m. during the first few weeks of June and the last few weeks of the season in 2013.

Ridgewood's Graydon Pool will see a return to its normal operating hours after council officials found the service was appreciated in the community despite the small financial loss.

The pool in 2013 will open at 10 a.m. in the first few weeks in June and in the closing few weeks of August, the council determined Wednesday night.

Ten o'clock in the morning had been the standard opening time prior to 2012, when Parks & Rec staff made aim to open at noon due to limited resident participation in those hours. 

Speakers over the last few months have lobbied the council to keep the 10 a.m. times largely because of the convenience factor for those with young children and grandchildren.

Tim Cronin, Parks and Recreation Director, said the amount of participants between 10 a.m. and noon during the last few weeks of the season is significantly higher than during the same times in June.

All told, he previously said, the village might lose a few thousand dollars keeping the facility open longer due to staffing costs.

To council members, it was worth it to provide recreation opportunities during what is already a limited window during the summer.

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Boyd A. Loving October 25, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Thank you Village Council members!
News Man October 25, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Nice work Boyd and Anne: The kids will love it.
News Man October 25, 2012 at 09:33 PM
PS; Who will provide the hot chocolate and coffee for grand parents?
Marcia Ringel October 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM
June and especially August hours had been cut back for years. We greatly appreciate the council's recognizing the importance of a consistent opening time for many reasons.
JAFO October 26, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Unfortunately, the pond will still go largely unused by the kids. I like having Graydon, but the fact remains that it's largely empty whereas other town pools are hopping with kids all summer long.

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