Community pool near Williston Park opens for the season
June 19, 2013 by Sarah
Every year, the village of Mineola pool opens the day before Father’s Day. This year was no exception, though the kick-off ceremony was slightly different.
Usually, the pool opens with an area child jumping in and making a splash, but there were no children around to jump into the community pool this year. The mayor of Mineola was on hand at the opening ceremony to welcome people to the pool and to thank the lifeguards who will be spending their summer keeping an eye on swimmers. Mayor Scott Strauss thanks the lifeguards for taking care of the town’s residents. He went on to state that children are the most precious thing in the world.
Williston Park, Mineola and the surrounding area suffered severe damage due to Hurricane Sandy last fall. The pool had to undergo extensive repairs and restorations before it could reopen this summer. Pool director Dan Kopetic said that he had never seen the pool looking more beautiful. Kopetic returned to the position of pool director after a four year break. He claimed that it felt as though he had never left and that he always knew he would return.
A local printing company can produce flyers and brochures with all the information residents need to know about the pool this season. Season passes to the pool are available for Mineola residents over the age of three for $5 to $8. Passholders are allowed to bring guests with them. A guest pass is $7 for an adult and $5 for children.