Bar Harbor’s Glen Mary Wading Pool to Remain Closed in 2022 and Beyond?
Kudos to Bar Harbor's new Town Manager. He is publishing weekly updates on the Town's website in an effort to increase transparency and keep taxpayers, citizens and the business community aware of what's happening.
Unfortunately in his April 26th update he shared bad news when it comes to the Glen Mary Wading Pool.
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.
The Glen Mary Wading Pool was normally open late June through Labor Day Weekend.