By Robert Haugh
The legendary George F. Haines International Swim Center (ISC) is now closed for repair. In the City’s announcement, they did not say when it’s expected to reopen.
According to City staff, the age of the facility makes it difficult to maintain and get replacement of mechanic parts.
Here’s what City staff said in a press release:
“The City’s Central Park Master Plan anticipates the need for the design and construction of at least one new 50-meter pool in the next few years in addition to a larger replacement effort, however, the projects are contingent upon significant new funding availability.”
With the ISC closed, the only alternative for Mission City residents is the Warburton Park Pool at 2250 Royal Avenue.
But it’s a much smaller pool.
The pool dimensions are 75 feet x 45 feet. The depth of the shallow end is 3 feet. The depth of the deep end is 10 feet. The small pool is 40 feet x 30 feet. The depth at the edge is 2 feet 6 inches and the depth at the center is 3 feet.