SUIT UP! Hempstead Town Re-Opens Echo Park Pool Complex After $200,000 Refurbishment

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Issued by: Town of Hempstead, Office of Supervisor Laura Gillen

Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen and Councilman Bruce Blakeman proudly toured the brighter and more inviting Echo Park Pool Complex just days before its January 22nd re-opening to inspect the recently completed work.

“One of the most unique features that Hempstead Town offers is an indoor pool facility,” said Supervisor Gillen. “The work that has been completed will make this gem shine even brighter.”

Echo Park Pool was closed from January 1-21 in order to complete the approximately $208,000 refurbishment. In addition to the general maintenance that takes place annually at this time of year, several major projects were completed. Among those improvements were resurfaced men’s and women’s locker rooms, weight rooms, steam room walls and shower areas, refinished and resurfaced diving boards, new lockers in the men’s room and LED overhead pool lights. Additionally, new sinks were installed in the men’s and women’s locker rooms, steam room benches were rebuilt and pumps were replaced.

“I have such great memories of using the Echo Park Pool when I was growing up,” noted Councilman Blakeman. “It is great to see its current stellar condition and how it just keeps getting better each year.”

Echo Park is located at 399 Nassau Boulevard, West Hempstead. The indoor pool and fitness complex is open to all Town of Hempstead residents. Other than this brief closure each winter, the facility is open seven days a week, year round. The complex is also the location of year-round aquatic, physical fitness and cultural arts programs. Registration for Children’s Learn to Swim classes will take place on Monday, January 22nd at 7 p.m. at Echo.