JFK Aquatic Center Reopens
The John F. Kennedy Aquatic Center, located at 211 West Kinney Street, has re-opened to the public as of Tuesday, March 27. The facility was closed for six months to accomplish needed maintenance that required the pool to be drained and closed.
The maintenance work cost about $50,000, and came from the Department of Engineering’s capital budget. Tasks that were undertaken included replacing worn and damaged tiles in the pool, upgrading pool and deck lighting, and cleaning and repainting the male and female locker rooms.
The John F. Kennedy Recreation and Aquatic Center is the City’s largest facility, offering Newark residents of all ages a wide variety of daily recreation, exercise, and swimming programs. 2008 Olympic U.S. Swimming Gold Medalist Cullen Jones trained there as a youth. The facility features a multi-purpose exercise room, a regulation size basketball court, a state-of-the-art weight room and an indoor/outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool equipped with a retractable roof.
The John F. Kennedy Aquatic Center will be open Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
March 28, 2012