PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s recreation & culture department will host a grand re-opening celebration this Saturday for the pool at McAdam Park.
The event will take place from 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at the park, located at 38115 30th Street East in Palmdale. It’s free and open to the public.
There will be a brief formal ceremony and presentation featuring remarks from Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford, Recreation and Culture Director Keri Smith, Sr. Maintenance Specialist Sean O’Brien, Palmdale High School Swim Coach Diana Nardi and original PARKS Committee Co-Chair Marsha Furman.
The ceremony will be followed by free recreational swim and out-of-the-water activities for kids until 3 pm.
Improvements made to the pool, which was built in 1972 and refurbished in 1992, included a new pool liner, chemical containment, upgrades to pool equipment, and ADA upgrades in the pool building.
“This is a much anticipated and much welcomed day for our residents in Central and East Palmdale who use McAdam pool,” said Ledford.
The nearly $1.5 million dollar project was funded by nearly $1 million in state, county and federal grants, with the remainder covered by park fees.
“Our thanks go to Supervisor Michael Antonovich for his assistance in securing this important funding,” Ledford added.
MJS Construction, Inc., was the general contractor and California Commercial Pools served as the pool subcontractor. Architects for the project were RCMA and Aquatic Design Group.
“We are excited that this summer, McAdam Pool will offer youth swim lessons, adaptive swim lessons, adult swim lessons and recreation swim,” Smith said.
For more information about McAdam Pool and other city pools, visit www.cityofpalmdale.org or call 661-267-5611.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]