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After closure to start year, Central District swimmers will enjoy Medgar Evers pool overhaul in 2019

(Image: City of Seattle)

Central Seattle swimmers will have to start 2019 without the public pool closest to Capitol Hill.

The Central District’s public Medgar Evers Pool on the community center campus next to 23rd Ave’s Garfield High School will be closed starting January 1st for an 18-week overhaul:

Refurbish existing pool bulkhead. Selective pool deck slab demolition and replacement. Selective pool deck drains demolition and replacement. Install new plaster liner. Repair SBS membrane roof at stair tower/mechanical room roof.

(Image: City of Seattle)

The work is part of a slate of clean-up and construction at public pools across Seattle. The city says each pool will be closed one at a time to complete needed renovations. To save money, Seattle Parks and Recreation awarded the contract for the projects to a single bidder.

Named for the Black civil rights leader, the Medgar Evers facility features a 25-yard, 6-lane pool. Its shower and restroom facilities are also available for Seattle Public School students and residents in need, according to the city. Seattle Parks has not said whether the facilities will remain open during the construction project.

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