Crystal Pool: Your opinions matter

Please check this notice from Friends of Crystal Pool, which the Fernwood Community Association is a member of:

Hi Friends,

The time is here to tell the City what we want for improvements to Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre! Please take a few minutes to fill out this online survey before July 3:

It’s super easy! Then – as importantly as doing the survey yourself – please email, post on social media, and ask each of your family members, co-workers, friends and community members and groups to fill out the survey as well. We want as much input as possible, so spread the word!

The main focuses the Friends of Crystal Pool have are:

    Retain the 50m x 25m pool length footprint
    Remove the bleachers/simplify the bleachers to create a better dry space on the deck
    Create accessible areas throughout the centre
    Create a family changeroom
    Plan meeting room space, and the Centre be the home of the North Park Community Association
    Expand the weight and dry exercise space, and make it separate airspace from the pool
    Generally keep the green space surrounding the pool
    Promote more public consultation and inclusion in this process

Other ideas shared are:

    Modify the shallow end to a more functional space with gradual entries/exits on both sides of the pool
    Create an indoor/outdoor wet/dry space, possibly indoor/outdoor pool space
    Have a cafe/health food provider in house
    Continue public/private partnerships with small, local, ‘family-run’ businesses (like Pam Hartling’s aqua therapy or Alison’s H2O Turbo Fitness, providing aqua fitness services to user groups)
    Stay away from corporate partnerships like Starbucks or Subway

Please share your input – we value your voice!

All my best,

Alison Smith
Interim Chair, Friends of Crystal Pool

About the Author:

President of the FCA since 2006.