At a February 16 work session, the Ashland Town Council endorsed a new design for the Carter Park Pool developed by the Parks and Recreation Committee with significant public input and assistance from town staff. The council directed staff to move forward with new bathrooms this spring and continue exploring funding options that would allow the rest of the pool to be constructed sooner than later.
The Carter Park Pool was constructed in 1993. As with any structure, maintenance was relatively light at first but began to be more burdensome as the pool aged. By the end of the 2014 season, staff had noticed significant issues including crumbling tile and fixtures, leaking plumbing, inoperable skimmers and a sinking concrete deck area. Repairs were made and the council directed staff to find a long-term solution for the pool.
The proposed design represents more than nine months of public input and the expertise of the original pool architect, pool contractors, Parks & Recreation Committee members and town staff. For more information, follow the link to the attached presentation.