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Petitioning DC City Council, DC Parks and Rec, Mayor Vincent Gray and 15 others

DC City Council and Mayor Vincent Gray: Open DC public outdoor pools at 10am this summer


DC has invested tens of millions of dollars building new - and renovating old - outdoor aquatic facilities. For hundreds of thousands full-time working parents, students and all others who want to visit a pool to cool down during hot summer weekends, the noon start time makes it difficult, if not impossible, for many to enjoy the facilities. Shade is limited at most all pools and opening just as the sun is at its peak makes it dangerous for the elderly, toddlers and anyone trying to avoid intense sun. By 1pm, the facilities become over-crowded, even dangerous, for younger kids.

Opening the facilities at 10am allows time to enjoy the pool before the noontime sun, it gives older citizens, younger children, parents and other early risers to use facilities before the crowds arrive. Finally, and maybe most importantly, it is a good way to spend a small portion of the budget surplus, giving taxpayers of DC the opportunity to use facilities built with tax revenue.

Letter to
DC City Council, DC Parks and Rec, Mayor Vincent Gray
Director, DC Parks and Recreation Jesus Aguirre
State Senator Tommy Wells 5
and 13 others
State Senator Yvette Alexander
State Senator Jim Graham 4
State Senator Jack Evans
State Senator Muriel Bowser
State Senator Mary Cheh
State Senator Kenyan McDuffie
State Senator Marion Barry
State Senator Anita Bonds
State Senator David Grosso
State Senator Phil Mendelson
State Senator David Catania
State Senator Vincent Orange 4
Governor Vincent Gray
Open DC public outdoor pools at 10am this summer. Make the facilities available to parents of young children, students, elderly and anyone who wants to avoid the dangerous afternoon sun and large afternoon crowds.