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Newly Renovated CGM Pool Opens to Rave Reviews
Hundreds of special park district residents turn out for opening day festivities
North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Council Members and elected officials joined with hundreds of New Hyde Park Special Park District residents on June 30 for the opening day celebration of the newly-renovated, state-of-the-art Clinton G. Martin pool and tennis courts. In attendance were Council Members Peter Zuckerman, Angelo Ferrara, Lee Seeman, Dina DeGiorgio and Anna Kaplan and Town Clerk Wayne Wink and Tax Receiver Charlie Berman.
“Everybody in the pool!” declared Supervisor Bosworth, as she cut the ribbon on the new pool facility that had been decorated with beach balls and palm trees in a luau theme. “We are elated that the pool was completed in time for the 2018 summer season and just in time for a heat wave. I think by the smiles on everyone’s faces that the residents are very pleased with the way this project turned out.”
With the ribbon cut, dozens of excited residents jumped into the pool from all corners, cannonballing, diving and stepping down the ladder to enjoy a swim. The main pool contains 631,730 gallons of water. All around the 75,000-square-foot pool deck the sounds of children’s laughter could be heard as they tried out all the new play areas. The zero entry kiddie pool features numerous structures that rain down water on children, while the spray pad is motion-activated and sends mini geysers into the air when a person walks near one of the spouts. Residents lined up quickly to use the water slide. Patrons using the water slide must be at least 48 inches high.
Adults enjoyed the new lounge chairs throughout the facility and the many shade structures that allows pool goers to stay out of the sun. A sunken picnic and dining area was also home to outdoor games, a DJ provided music and free frozen treats.
The pool has been under renovation for the past year and was closed for the 2017 season. The pool was first constructed over 50 years ago and was last renovated in the 1980’s.
The $23 million project was completed by the Gramercy Group, with The LIRO Group serving as the construction manager. The new renovation included replacing the infrastructure of the pool and its internal components (pumps filters, etc.) and the renovation of the locker rooms. The new design includes more shaded areas, a new kiddie pool, a water slide, spray pad, new pavement, a beautiful community room and new pickle ball and tennis courts.
“We are all so excited for the opening of this beautiful pool park facility that will be a fixture in the community for generations to come,” said Council Member Zuckerman
“Our residents are looking forward to getting more than their feet wet in the new CGM pool,” said Council Member Ferrara.
“We are excited that the residents will be able to enjoy the pool and all its amenities this summer,” said Council Member Seeman.
The CGM pool and park can only be used by residents of the New Hyde Park Special Park District. This pool season the Town is offering a new “Five-Pass” in addition to the usual options. This new “Five-Pass” membership option ($60) allows residents to use the facility five times a season without a full membership. This pass can be purchased once per season, per resident. It cannot be used by guests.
The CGM pool’s hours of operation:
June 30 through August 17
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Daily
Office Hours: 10 a.m.—7 p.m.
August 18 through September 3
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Daily
Office Hours: 11 a.m.—6 p.m.
Council Member Peter Zuckerman, Council Member Angelo Ferrara, Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Town Clerk Wayne Wink, Council Member Lee Seeman, Council Member Dina De Giorgio and Receiver of Taxes Charles Berman
Town Officials and members of the New Hyde Park Special Park District Advisory Committee in front of the newly renovated Clinton G. Martin Park pool.
Council Member Angelo Ferrara, Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Kayla S., Council Member Peter Zuckerman, Town Clerk Wayne Wink cut the ribbon on the new water slide.
Kayla S. is the first person to use the new water slide.
Children enjoy the new spray pad features.
Residents enjoy the newly renovated Clinton G. Martin Park pool.
A sunken picnic and dining area at the newly renovated Clinton G. Martin Park Pool facility.
Lap lanes at the newly renovated Clinton G. Martin Park Pool facility.