RIOC President Expects Repairs Completed And Sportspark Pool Re-Opens By May 1, Aging Infrastructure And Neglect Cited As Cause Of Problem
Sportspark Image From Google Maps
took place Monday April 10 but that the Sportspark Pool
Image Of Sportspark Pool From RIOC
remained closed until further notice because of a leak discovered on Saturday, April 8.
Some good news. Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Susan Rosenthal reported to the April 20 RIOC Board of Directors meeting that repairs to the pool are underway and almost completed. Ms Rosenthal expects (hopes?) the pool will be open by May 1.
According to Ms. Rosenthal:
... We had emergency electricians and emergency plumbers come in....
....There's been alot of work done over the last week to get it fixed. I know alot of people have been disappointed....
One thing we learned is we can't just respond to problems. We have to look at these old buildings and other infrastructure around the Island and do work before there is a problem. That's going to be challenging for us.
It's been tough but I apologize to the community.... It's not the fault of anyone other than it's an old building. Things have not been updated over the years.
UPDATE 4/24 - According to RIOC Advisory:
Please be advised that, due to equipment failure, the Sportspark pool remains closed for repairs. RIOC staff is working closely with pool specialists to address the issue and expects the pool to re-open on Monday, May 1st.
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.