JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — A local park is getting a big upgrade for next summer.
The pool at Floral Avenue Park has been closed all summer as the village explored its options. Village officials allocated $200,000 in the 2019-2020 budget to either replace or repair the neighborhood pool.
Johnson City Mayor Greg Deemie told 12 News repairing the pool is cheaper than replacing it with a spray park, and he said the village has a plan for the future.
“Where we are with everything right now, it’s just a matter of getting it done,” Deemie said Monday. “We need to have everything in place so we can move forward with this and make sure it’s in place for next summer.”
The Floral Park pool briefly closed last summer as well for mechanical issues. Johnson City residents have still been able to use the CFJ spray park while the pool has been closed.
Deemie said the village was thorough in its search to determine the best option moving forward.
“At this point, we’re at the process of getting quotes and engineering plans in place to replace the pool, so that’s the plan right now,” he said. “The cost was significantly less than what we thought to replace the pool.”