JAMESTOWN – Some WNYNews Now readers and viewers have been asking if the Allen Park swimming pool, which closed in the 1970s, is making a comeback because of its cleaner appearance.
The answer is no.
According to Jamestown Director of Public Works Jeff Lehman, the pool is just part of some basic repairs to walls in the park.
“DPW crews have been repairing stacked stone walls and foot bridges around the creek that runs through the park, over the past couple of months. As part of the project we cleaned out the old stone pool that was closed for use in the 70’s,” Lehman told WNYNews Now.
“The pool, which used to fill up with storm water, had been filling in with leaves, branches, stones and debris. The thought was merely to clean up the pool to make it more aesthetically appealing for the hikers that walk through out the park. We have no plans to reopen the pool,” he said.