(WWJ) Plenty of Downriver kids are bound to be bummed when they hear that a popular public pool will not be opening as scheduled, or at all, this season.
The Metroparks had previously sent out an alert that the pool at Lake Erie Metropark in Brownstown Twp. was set to open this Friday. However, officials say that during final pre-opening operations and tests, a section of marcite — the cement-like finish in the inside of the pool walls — unexpectedly failed leaving sharp edges and causing conditions unsafe for swimming.
Saying that the "safety of our visitors is our highest priority," the Metroparks explained that because the repair requires staff to drain the pool and repair the surface, which will take considerable time, the pool will unfortunately not reopen this year.
Families looking to cool off do still have some options the other pools Metroparks pools, at Willow and Lake St. Clair Metroparks, will be open. Also, the Turtle Cover Family Aquatic Center at Lower Huron Metropark and splash pads at Kensington, Indian Springs or Lake St. Clair Metroparks are available.
Get complete Metroparks information, including hours and locations, atwww.metroparks.com.