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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2015 Archives > August 2015 > Summer Season Draws Record Number Of Swimmers

Summer Season Draws Record Number Of Swimmers

Buffalo city swimming pools are coming off of a record year.  According to Mayor Byron Brown and Deputy Commissioner of Parks and Recreation Andrew Rabb, 68,168 visitors flocked to pools citywide this season, about 20,000 more than last year.  They attribute the increase in pool attendance to a number of factors, including regular maintenance and continued pool improvements as part of an over $41 million investment in city parks since 2006, limited repairs and a great stretch of hot weather.

“We are constantly working to make our city an even greater place to live, work and play,” said Mayor Brown. “With 8 outdoor pools, 2 wading pools and 11 splash pads, Buffalo’s facilities provide a great respite for those who love the water and continue my administration’s focus on the health and wellness of our citizens by keeping them physically active during the hot summer months.”

ALL city pools opened on July First and remained open through Labor Day.  All city splash pads were open as well. 

Since 2006, Mayor Brown’s administration has invested over $41 million to improve and beautify Buffalo’s park system, including the $4.5 million MLK, Jr. Basin Project.   The City of Buffalo, through the Department of Public Works, spent about $80,000 on general pool improvements and repairs this year, plus an additional $400,000 in capital improvement funds to the Cazenovia Pool.

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