Jump In! Tibbets Brook Pool Opens Today
Yonkers, NY -- If you're looking to cool off this weekend at a public pool, there's no better place than the newly-renovated Tibbetts Brook Pool. All of the county’s community pools are open for the season starting today and remain open daily. Last year, the County Board approved a bond act for $9.25 million to fund the new pool complex at Tibbetts Brook Park. The current Yonkers pool is approximately 80 years old, had never received major renovations and was in a state of acute disrepair.
The renovations include a series of smaller water play areas, including a lazy river with sprays, water slides, an aquatic playground, new decking and a new concession/filter building. New piping and filter infrastructure will be state-of-the-art, remaking the pool as environmentally friendly, safe and energy efficient as current technology allows. “The Tibbetts Brook Pool is another big example of how the county enhances the quality of life of our residents,” said Board Chairman Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers). “This investment at Tibbetts Brook Pool by the Board of Legislators improves the environment and enhances the quality of life for Westchester residents. The construction work and added employment opportunities are vital for our region and the renovated pool will bring more users to Tibbetts Brook Park.”
All pools are open Labor Day, the last day of the season. A Park Pass is required for admittance to all pools except Playland. Swimming hours, except for Playland are 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. through August 15, and noon to 6:30 p.m. from August 16 through Labor Day. Hours at Playland are 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. all season. There is no admittance one half-hour before closing at pools. “I have been a county legislator, representing south-west Yonkers since 2002, and since that time, we have been planning this wonderful project at Tibbetts Brook Park. This project will provide much-needed work for local contractors and new jobs for residents,” said Legislator Jose Alvarado (D-Yonkers). “This mini-water park will be a welcomed addition within the community.”
“Tibbetts Brook Park has been an integral part of Yonkers all my life, and now, with these improvements, our kids can make their own wonderful memories in this beautiful setting,” said Minority Whip Gordon Burrows (R-Yonkers). “Tibbetts Brook Park is a beautiful facility and I’m delighted that the pool is receiving the much-needed renovations required to make the complex more accessible to all Westchester County residents,” said Legislator Bernice Spreckman (R-Yonkers).
Jenkins noted that the new state of the art facility would not only offer local families a great place to go but would also increase attendance and revenues that will be used toward paying down the cost of building the new facility.