(SALEM) – The Salem Park and Recreation Board voted unanimously to keep the Salem Pool closed for the 2020 season.
“The board went into this process hoping to find a way to open the pool, but in analyzing all the information, found that reopening this season would not be possible,” said Salem Mayor Justin Green. “The restrictions required to open proved to be too difficult to overcome, and still deliver the kind of services the people of our community deserve.”
“We are all saddened by this necessary and unavoidable decision, but the health and safety of our guests and employees is our top priority. The Board determined to remain closed was the only way to proceed responsibly,” said Mayor Green. “We do plan, though, to be at full service again for next season, and hope to see everyone back and enjoying our wonderful outdoor space next summer!”