UPDATE--Pool plan proposed by Toledo City Council

Right now, Toledo city pools are closed and frozen.
Right now, Toledo city pools are closed and frozen.
But in a couple months, city council is hoping they'll look more like this.
But in a couple months, city council is hoping they'll look more like this.

TOLEDO -- Hoping for warmer weather? Toledo City Council is planning on it.

Last summer, five city pools were open in Toledo. This year, it looks like seven of the 11 city pools will be open.

The council met Tuesday morning to review the plan.

Pools that could be open are Detwiler, Roosevelt, Pickford, Willys and Ravine. Also, the Jamie Farr and Savage spray parks would be open.

The money for the pool operating budgets would come from the following two sources:

  • $131,000 from the Toledo City Parks fund
  • $270,000 from the City's General Fund

Toledo City Council's Lindsay Webb introduced the plan, which she calls an important quality of life issue.

"I got an email recently from someone who said they can't afford a membership to a country club and so their method for cooling off on those very hot summer days is the city pool in the neighborhood," Webb said.

One mother of three who lives near Detwiler is excited that the pool might be open this summer.

"It was closed last year, and there was a lot of kids that really didn't have anything to do. Most of their time is occupied at the pools, so if it was to open back up, they'll have something to do this summer," said Shauntae Washington.

A council vote could happen within two weeks.

Updated by KO