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Mayor to Host Celebration of McCully Pool Re-opening

 

McCully-Moiliili -- Mayor Kirk Caldwell will host a celebration of the long-awaited reopening of the city's McCully Pool.

 

Noon, Thursday, June 20, 2013 at McCully Recreation Center, 831 Pumehana Street.

 

The celebration will feature a swimming story from master storyteller Jeff Gere, a blessing from Director of the Mayor's Office of Culture and Arts Misty Kela'i, and remarks from Mayor Caldwell, Councilmember Ann Kobayashi, Director of Parks and Recreation Toni Robinson, Neighborhood Board Chair Ron Lockwood, and others. Then we'll follow the Summer Fun children to the pool for free swim!

 

Summer hours returned to the McCully Pool on Monday, June 17, and the schedule is as follows:

 

Lap Swimming:          Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10 a.m. to noon

Free swimming:         Weekdays 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Weekends 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Fun:              Weekdays noon-3:00 p.m.

 

On April 15, 2013, swimmers took to the pool for the first time since 2005.  This "soft opening" allowed the public to use the pool on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. while additional lifeguards were hired to accommodate a full restoration of pool hours. 

 

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Jesse Broder Van Dyke

Communications Director

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell

Direct: (808) 768-6928

Cell: (808) 489-0341

jbrodervandyke@honolulu.gov