One of the hottest summer attractions in Glendale hasn’t been a nightclub or a Caruso Affiliated-financed development.
The Pacific Community Park Pool, which opened on June 4, is attracting as many as 1,000 people a day, including up to 450 recreational swimmers and 550 aquatics-program participants, city officials reported this week.
The pool’s capacity at any given time is 243 people.
“I am absolutely astounded at the number of young kids, adults and seniors that are in the pool all day,” said City Councilman Ara Najarian, who played a critical role in pushing through the development of the pool. “The usage is, I think, exceeding everyone’s expectations.”
Located at the northwest corner of Pacific Avenue and Riverdale Drive, the new $5.3-million swim complex was years in the making. The pool hosts junior life guard and water polo programs, a community swim team and youth and adult swim lessons, said Gabrielle Goglia, a community services supervisor for the city.