Como Pool Closed for Good
A popular summer destination for
The Como Pool has needed repairs for many years. Because of mechanical and electrical problems, the City of
Como Pool was built for $161,000 by the private firm Public Pools Inc., which operated it on land leased from the City of
The outdoor pool attracted 15,000 swimmers each summer until its closure this past September. Most visitors live in homes the neighborhoods that surround
The city intends that a new pool be a neighborhood attraction rather than a regional one. Additionally, neighborhood parking concerns are a high priority. Traffic in recent summers has overwhelmed neighborhood streets, both from swimmers walking to the pool and visitors to the park, zoo and conservatory. Neighbors want to work with the city to find a solution. At the same time, all parties involved want to be sure that
The Como Park Alliance is collecting public comment on the pool issue in an online survey. For more information, see their website!