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City swimming pool won't open this year


The public swimming pool in Goldendale will not open this summer. The Parks & Recreation District Board had been working on a re-opening plan, but additional restrictions on swimming pools in Washington forced them to re-evaluate.

“It’s a heartbreaking decision, and we put it off as long as possible, hoping that we could work around the restrictions,” said Board president Jennifer Smith. “We personally wanted it open, and we know the community wanted it open.”

The latest restrictions from the Washington State Department of Health, and the Governor’s Office, would limit capacity to 17 swimmers and three staff members, at a maximum. While that would allow for two lap swimmers pe...

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