The Centralia Park Department will be taking advantage of last week’s directive by the Columbia-Boone County Health Department to increase access to its activities and facilities.
Among the immediate offerings will be the Splash Pad and the Centralia pool and the parks playgrounds.
The splash pad should be open the week of May 26, Erle Bennett, park director said, after repairs are complete. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The pool will not be open. During the Park Board’s May 19 meeting, Bennett submitted a financial estimate of what it would cost to operate the pool under Boone County’s guidelines.
“The revenue estimated would be $24,000 and the expenses would be $70,000. Only 30 people would be allowed in pool at a time.“ Board members unanimously agreed to keep the pool closed.
For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.