Mayor Cory A. Booker, Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services Director Tharien Karim Arnold, and Department of Engineering Director Medhi Mohammadish have announced that the Ironbound Aquatic Center will be temporarily closed starting on Saturday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. until Tuesday, May 22, to accomplish necessary routine maintenance. The Ironbound Recreation Center, located at 226 Rome St., will still remain open for all non-aquatic activities.
“We are performing essential maintenance to ensure that the Ironbound Center pool can continue to provide our residents with the highest quality of swimming and diving facilities this summer,” Booker said. “We ask that our residents be patient while we perform this work.”
While maintenance is performed, residents are encouraged to enjoy the indoor swimming facilities at the John F. Kennedy Aquatic Center located at 211 West Kinney St. (entrance on Howard Street).
“Regular maintenance and periodic upgrades are vital to ensure that the Ironbound Aquatic Centercan continue to offer our residents with the finest swimming facilities in the state,” said Arnold. “This temporary closure will enable us to prepare the center for another exciting summer swimming season.”
The maintenance work will be accomplished utilizing engineering staff, and will come from the Department of Engineering Maintenance and Operating budget.
The City’s recreation programs are sponsored by the Department of Neighborhood and Recreational Services’ Division of Recreation and Cultural Affairs. For more information about any City of Newark program or policy, contact the Non-Emergency Call Center at (973) 733-4311.
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