Councilwoman Thelda Williams will preside over a grand re-opening celebration 6 to 8 p.m. June 6 for the rebuilt and improved Cortez Pool, 3434 W. Dunlap Ave. The pool reopened for the season with other city pools on May 24.

The pool had been closed for the past five seasons due to structural damage. In the past year, crews: rebuilt the entire main pool; constructed a separate shaded kiddy pool with zero-depth entry, play equipment and water jets; and built an entry pool for two new water slides. Additional improvements include shade throughout the pool area, a new turf area and new LED lighting.

Schedules and registration are available online at


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