Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fleas, Fleas & More Fleas Health Hazard Covering Roosevelt Island Sportspark Pool Shower Walls For Months Says Disgusted User - Will RIOC Clean It Up?

A Roosevelt Island resident and Sportspark Pool user shares these photos taken yesterday of fleas

Image Of Fleas On Roosevelt Island Sportspark Men's Shower Wall (look closely)

covering the Sportspark men's shower walls. According to the Sportspark User:
The showers in the Sports Park have been covered with fleas for months,

Image Of Fleas On Roosevelt Island Sportspark Men's Shower Wall (look closely)

which is a public health hazard. Hopefully it is cleaned up before someone calls the department of Health or 311. I'm sure the pool management will follow up or they'll close down the pool.

Image Of Fleas On Roosevelt Island Sportspark Men's Shower Wall (look closely)

In the meantime, beware the bugs and shower at home.
The Sportspark Pool is operated by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC).

  Image Of Sportspark Pool From RIOC

There is also a newly formed Sportspark Users Group that advocates for improvements at the facility.

Here's a July 10, 2014 report from the Sportspark Users Group which includes:
... Improved Sanitary Conditions in the Locker Rooms

This is a two part issue;

  1. The facility is old, it looks dirty and broken down even after industrial strength cleaning. A major renovation would be required to fix this (more on this below).
  2. However, although I see some efforts to improve daily cleanliness, the locker rooms are still often dirty. Discussion with RIOC included the possibility of posting a cleaning schedule, but this has yet to be implemented. We look forward to improvements in this area.....
More on the Sportspark Users Group here and here.

2 comments :

YetAnotherRIer said...

Fleas? Those must be some mighty huge ones... I am very sure they are not fleas and just some other, just as unacceptable, vermin.

RooseveltIslander said...

RIOC says they were not fleas but silverfish. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverfish