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Hamilton Inch Park Reopens for a Cooler Summer

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What better way to kick off the summer than by jumping into a newly renovated community pool? On July 5, 2011, more than 200 residents and their kids pulled out bathing suits, towels, and sunscreen to go play in the Hamilton Inch Park Outdoor Pool.

After almost a year of renovations, the community is excited for a chance to finally cool off this summer. The Inch Park Pool welcomed its first guests with free admission and barbeque, and showed off the pool’s new family-friendly design.

A view of the newly renovated Hamilton Inch Park Outdoor Pool. A view of the newly renovated Hamilton Inch Park Outdoor Pool

Instead of the stairs and ladders of the old pool, this facility now boasts a barrier-free beach entrance with a children’s play area. The pool building has also been redesigned with accessibility in mind, housing renovated change room facilities that include a family change room. On particularly hot days, visitors will also be able to enjoy a sun shade shelter and enhanced deck seating.

The governments of Canada and Ontario each committed $666,667 towards this $2 million project, while the City of Hamilton funded the balance of the costs.

MP Dean Allison, MPP Sophia Aggelonitis, Mayor Bob Bratina and Ward 7 Councillor Scott Duvall were all on deck at the opening to offer their congratulations and welcome the community to this revitalized facility.

The Hamilton Inch Park Outdoor Pool is open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. seasonally and features a range of recreational swimming classes and activities.

Happy summer, Hamilton!