City Will Shutter Community Pool for Summer Season

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The city of Richmond Heights, Ohio, has decided that it will stand pat on a decision to keep the city’s community pool closed this summer due to coronavirus concerns.

Recreation director Rick Dula told the council Tuesday that the pool at Richmond Heights Community Park will remain closed through the summer.

"We don’t have a strong pool program and looking at the factors that are in front of us right now — possible budget cuts that we weren’t anticipating from the state and (expected reductions in) the different types of taxes that we normally bring in; attendance figures the last couple of years; stay-at-home orders which are kind of coming out a month at a time — factoring all this in, it’s a very difficult decision,” Dula told the council, as reported by “I’m a recreation director, I’m here to help people recreate and have fun and splash around and get dirty and dusty.

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