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Watertown lawmakers might pay for study to be done on Thompson Park pool
Posted by news on 3/15/2017 4:38:00 AM.
City Council in Watertown is expected to spend about $35,000 on a study to determine what to do with the closed Thompson Park pool.

That's according to what Mayor Joe Butler Jr. told the Watertown Daily Times. The 93-year-old swim spot has been shutdown since 2013 due to its erroding condition. Recently, it was determined that resurfacing the structure could cost close to $1 million, while replacing it entirely would have a price tag closer to $2 million.

A group raising money to build a splash park and potentially add looking for vistor's center to be added, told lawmakers it would not help in fundraising efforts to revive the pool.

This past fall, state Senator Patty Ritchie seucred $300,000 to go toward the overhaul project.

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