Panel to ponder Page Park pool plans

Published on Friday, 29 December 2017 21:44
Written by Lorenzo Burgio


BRISTOL - The Board of Park Commissioners will discuss future work to the Page Park pool after receiving a site assessment.

TLB Architecture’s site assessment of the pool, facility and maintenance practices was requested by the board so it could better understand the conditions and necessary upgrades.

On Dec. 20, TLB presented a summary of the assessment to the board for review.

The assessment covered the current conditions of the pool shell, pool systems, bathhouse and code compliance. It also provided several immediate and future recommendations, said Brian Wilson, superintendent of Bristol parks.

Understanding the current conditions through the site assessment allows the city to perform the appropriate work to the pool and facility that will ensure their longevity for over 20 years, he said.

“The big takeaway was the pool itself is in pretty good condition, but there are several things in the support systems - filtration, mechanical, equipment - that are close to their end,” Wilson said. “So in one to five years, there might be more significant decisions.”

Park board members are digesting the report and refining the recommendations to see what work needs to be done before the pool opens this summer, versus what could be done when it closes at the end of the summer, Wilson said.

Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu said that after addressing the immediate recommendations in the assessment, the next step would be to “bring life” to the pool and facility by making it a destination and increasing its use.

The discussion of the pool will continue at the January park board meeting, and it may potentially make some decisions, Wilson added.

Lorenzo Burgio can be reached at 860-973-5088 or by email at

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Friday, 29 December 2017 21:44. Updated: Friday, 29 December 2017 21:47.