Update on the Wilson Aquatic Center

June 20, 2024

I share residents’ frustration that the Wilson Aquatic Center has still not reopened. My team and I have been in frequent contact with DGS and DPR leadership to press for transparency and to get the pool open and operating reliably as soon as possible.

While the extensive work to replace the HVAC system and other necessary facility maintenance is complete, a leak was discovered when the pool was being refilled. DGS has assured me that repairs are underway and proceeding as quickly as possible. Here is the statement the department released earlier today:

The Department of General Services (DGS) and the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) share your desire for the Wilson Aquatic Center to reopen immediately. While in the final stages of pre-inspection duties, a leak was discovered during the pool refilling process.

Plumbing repairs began yesterday morning to ensure the pool remains functional after reopening. Once completed, we will promptly refill the pool and conduct necessary tests to ensure everything is in proper working order.

We recognize the Wilson Aquatic Center’s importance to our community and are committed to reopening it promptly after the repairs are completed. While we don’t have a definitive reopening date, please know that both DGS and DPR are working diligently to resolve these issues as quickly as possible.

We will keep you updated on any developments regarding the reopening of the Wilson Aquatic Center.

I do not doubt DGS’ efforts to get the pool repaired nor the challenges created by deficiencies in the original construction of the aquatic center. Still, we have been told numerous times that the facility is close to reopening. I will visit the pool tomorrow and each day next week to track progress and will press DGS for an update if a reopening date has not been announced.

I look forward to this important community facility being reopened soon and to seeing neighbors on the pool deck.

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