It has been a hot summer and another great one at the North Fork Swimming Pool located south of Hotchkiss at 333 Bulldog Lane. Close to 7,500 people used the pool this season, with lap swim, water aerobics and swimming lessons continuing to be popular.
Earlier this year a new, more energy-efficient pool boiler was installed, saving money on both heating and maintenance in the future. Thanks to a great staff and to everyone who made it to the pool this year.
Also, for the first time this summer, the North Fork Pool, Park & Recreation District, in conjunction with the Helping Hands Program, hosted the Summer Lunch Program. It was a huge success, serving over 1,700 meals to kids. Helping Hands is currently looking to secure funding to continue the program next summer.
In late August the North Fork Pool, Park & Recreation District applied for a Greater Outdoor Colorado (GOCO) grant to rebuild the Apple Valley Tennis Courts in Paonia. GOCO grants require a 30% cash match. To meet this requirement, the District was joined by pledges of support from the town of Paonia, Delta County and the Friends of Apple Valley. COGO will announce the grant awards in December. If successful, the project will be implemented this spring.blog comments powered by Disqus