The Bar Harbor Parks and Recreation Committee will be meeting onsite at the Glen Mary Wading Pool in Bar Harbor tonight, July 18th at 6 p.m. to discuss the future of the popular wading pool which doubles as an ice rink in the winter!

Back on May 2nd, we told you about the decision to keep the Glen Mary Wading Pool closed for 2022 and possibly beyond.

The Pool is unfortunately beyond repair and will be closed for at least the 2022 season and very likely the 2023 season. We had initially considered spending a portion of the capital improvement line to limp it along for another season or two, but now that we’ve gotten quotes and realistic timelines, the earliest it could be repaired is August and the cost estimates are well beyond what we’ve budgeted. Our public works Director, Bethany and I shared this with the Parks and Recreation Committee last night and received their understand (sic) and support. As part of the FY24 budget (starting July 1st, 2023) we’ll look to allocate additional Capital to address this but as part of Infrastructure outreach efforts in the coming months, we’ll look to gather feedback from the community about they want to see happen on this site.

Since that time, there has been a loud outcry against that decision and a desire to reopen the facility. Tonight is the first step in gathering feed back

Tonight's agenda may be viewed HERE

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