Yonkers pool reopens after 6 years

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A Yonkers pool that was closed for more than six years reopened to swimmers just in time for the Fourth of July.

Calling it one of the gems of the Westchester Parks system, County Executive Rob Astorino officially cut the ribbon, reopening the popular Sprain Ridge pool. It follows a more than six-year, $7.7 million renovation.

The park now boasts a rebuilt wading pool, new pool deck, concession area and bathhouses as part of its first phase.

The Jackson Avenue pool park closed after the 2010 swim season due to disrepair. Years of political squabbling over how the park should be used and the cost of repairing it led to a delay in its reopening.

Phase two of the renovation includes repairing a pool designed for lap swimming and competitions.

Admission to the Sprain Ridge pool ranges from $3 to $10 for Westchester residents.

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