For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Collin Nash, Sid Nathan, Jason Elan
Aug. 12, 2011 (516) 869-7794
North Hempstead’s Two Newly Reconstructed Swimming Pools Register Unprecedented Climb in Memberships and Overall Visits
North Hempstead, NY--As the region welcomes a brief respite from the sweltering mid-summer heat, Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the North Hempstead Town Board announced that the recent openings of the Town’s pair of reconstructed swimming pool complexes in New Hyde Park and Port Washington have been an unprecedented success, attracting way more users than in previous years.
In the first season after opening, each of the two new jewels in North Hempstead’s expanding network of recreational facilities, the indoor Aquatic Activity Center (AAC) in New Hyde Park and the outdoor Manorhaven pool complex in Port Washington, have dramatically increased their memberships and daily visits.
Renamed the Aquatic Activity Center at Tully Park, the 30,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, which celebrated its grand re-opening Oct. 9 last year, increased the number of membership passes issued from 1,394 for the January 2007 to August 2007 period to 2,793 for same period this year.
At the same time, the 35,000 square foot Manorhaven pool complex featuring bathhouse, event space and food service, chalked up 4,443 sold memberships from June 25 when it opened to August 9, an extraordinary 247.7 percent climb above the 1,278 pre-construction memberships during the period of April through September 2010. Manorhaven pool complex also saw an increase in visits, from 21,315 in the period of June through August 2010 compared to 27,410 visits for the same period this year.
“This administration has been committed from the very beginning to enhancing recreational opportunities in this Town to improve the overall quality of life,” Supervisor Kaiman said. “The top-to-bottom reconstruction of these two popular facilities and the success they have enjoyed since they were reopened is a heartening illustration that we are on the right track.”
The Tully Park pool reconstruction boasts an array of exciting features. The pool area, for example, is equipped with a figure eight slide and three separate zones, an interactive area with six water features, a zone with six lanes for lap swimming and a zero-depth entry zone for wading. A pool lift is also available.
Located on the pool level, the exercise room—three times the size of the old one—has a wall of windows overlooking the pool. New spin cycles compliment the wide selection of exercise equipment.
The Manorhaven pool complex, located at 80 Manorhaven Blvd, boasts, among other features, a competition and lap swim area, general swim sections, zero depth entry for children and beginners, as well as water slides and spray features.
Residents can call 311 for more information on the new pool facilities or visit www.northhempsteadny.gov. Stay connected to North Hempstead by visiting the Town on Facebook: www.facebook.com/townofnorthhempstead.
Manorhaven Beach Park's newly constructed pool complex.