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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