$3.5 Million Secured For Belvedere Park Pool Project

By EGP News Report

A project to build the first Olympic-sized public pool in unincorporated East Los Angeles got a $3.5 million boost this week though funds made available by County Supervisor Gloria Molina’s office, bringing the total amount set aside for the project to $14 million.

“Now Eastside kids who dream of Olympic gold won’t have to travel to another side of town to finish the long hours of training required to be competitive,” said Molina.

Surplus county funds are divvied out every year to each county supervisorial district, and Molina has chosen to allocate $3.5 million toward major renovations and upgrades at the Belvedere Park Pool.

What the future Belvedere Park pool might look like. Construction is set to begin Spring 2013 and be completed the following summer. (L.A. County Dept. of Public Works)

The park’s existing 5,377 square foot indoor pool will be torn down and replaced with not only a 12,743 square foot outdoor pool, but also a shallow recreation pool for seniors and a ‘splash pad,’ an interactive water play area for children.

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There will also be improvements to landscaping, walkways, fencing, parking and underground facilities. The facility will be getting new changing rooms, restrooms, staff offices, storage and utility rooms, and mechanical room.

Construction is set to begin Spring 2013 and should be completed by the following summer.

The rest of the funds for the now $14 million project come from Prop. 62, utility user tax, the vehicle license, general fund and additional carry-over funds from the previous year.

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4 Responses to “$3.5 Million Secured For Belvedere Park Pool Project”

  1. rita govea on September 18th, 2012 7:16 pm

    So when you will not be able to walk in at @ 1/2 foot of water ? And walk in to your knees or higher?? So you would be able to sit with your baby? So it will change all that..I used to go when I was young there.took my son’s and there cousins and sit in the smallest part of the water..boy! Changes all around..Good luck.!!

  2. Alfred Lopez on September 18th, 2012 7:17 pm

    Awesome. Our community not only needs this, it deserves it!

  3. Joseph Vargas on January 4th, 2013 10:39 am

    I love the improvements. I’ve been a resident for 53 years, but I think we need to start making more beatifcation/improvements towards the north-west portion of East Los Angeles at Cesar E Chavez and Indiana & eastward.

    Supervisor Molina has made many positive improvements in East Los Angeles, but with appearances, not on my side of the block.

  4. Mando on August 6th, 2013 5:26 pm

    Swimming is a real good low impact exercise. Great for people who can’t go out running. I hope they consider keeping the pool open year round. The weather here is great and so many people would benefit from the exercise. So happy about the new pool, can’t wait!!!!

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