May 18, 2024


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Danbury’s only public pool reopens at a downtown community center with new fitness programming


DANBURY — Just in time for summer season holiday and the summer months heat, the city’s only public swimming pool reopened Friday alongside with a modernized gymnasium at the previous YMCA off Principal Street.

“Having a neighborhood pool in our metropolis is so vital for our citizens,” mentioned Danbury Mayor Dean Esposito at a ceremony to open up the renovated local community heart this 7 days.

To get the news out and motivate residents to join, the group center declared that the a single-time joiner’s payment of $35 would be waived for customers who sign up in July and August.

The membership purchases inhabitants entry to the Danbury War Memorial’s fitness middle, which involves bodyweight machines and cardiovascular machines, according to a launch.

The refurbished pool is the star of a neighborhood centre that opened briefly at the close of 2019 but was compelled to shut during the coronavirus disaster. The new group center at 12 Boughton St. is the perform of the nonprofit Connecticut Institute for Communities, whose headquarters are nearby on Major Street.

“CIFC is so happy to present a group pool to Danbury once once again and supply aquatics programming…for every person — from youth to seniors (and from) men and women and family members,” stated CIFC CEO Katherine Curran in a well prepared assertion. “Along with the War Memorial, we are pleased to offer you the choice of twin memberships to both of those facilities.”

The reopening of the pool and gymnasium fills the void remaining when the YMCA’s Boughton Street branch closed in 2014. CIFC bought the creating and refurbished it with the assist of $5 million in state and non-public funding.

The strategy is to “begin with choices for senior swim, swim lessons, and open swim, and develop into instructional prospects and work out lessons as very well as basketball, volleyball, and pickleball,” according to a launch.

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