Crestview Pool closes after 55 years

Crestview Pool closes after 55 years.
Crestview Pool closes after 55 years.

The Shawnee County Commissioners today voted to approve the closing of Topeka’s 55 year old Crestview Pool.

The decision was based on a report detailing the repairs needed at the pool and the fact that it’s in a flood plain.

“The pool couldn’t be opened without spending a significant amount of money to upgrade the pools systems,” said John Knight, parks and recreation director.

The focus now shifts to looking into a new pool in southwest Topeka. Parks and Recreation officials say they will work from their “Master Plan.”

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