Swimming Pool Dedication - June 25, 2022
During the summer of 2020, when Moore Pool was closed due to the pandemic, engineers discovered some serious problems with the foundation and filtration system, along with a few other significant issues. Permanent closure of the pool was an option, but the city opted to invest $900,000 in a comprehensive repair and refurbishment. This was great news for Brookliners.
The project was delayed due to supply shortages with some of the needed materials, and the pool was not ready for the Summer of 2021. However, by the spring of 2022 the project was nearing completion and it was announced that the pool would be ready to open on schedule in June.
The grand reopening was planned for June 25, 2022. Tony Guarino, of Guarino Group Productions, was hired to oversee an accompanying festival in the adjacent ballfield, complete with plenty of refreshments and a day-long schedule of live entertainment.
When the big day came, a fine crowd was on hand for the festivities, including Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey and several dignitaries. The Pirate Parrot and one speedy Pierogie were also present to spread a bit of their zany cheer.
The weather was perfect for a special day of fun and excitement to celebrate the reopening of the Moore Park pool, one of Brookline's summer treasures for over eighty years, and counting!
* Photos provided by Amy Fisher and Leah Guarino *
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