Como Pool Beyond Repair and Closed
The Como Pool in St. Paul's regional park since 1962 has closed permanently because of safety problems and high repair costs, according to The Star Tribune. "If we tried to open it again, it would be over $1 million just to get it operational", Brad Meyer, a spokesman for the St. Paul Parks Department said.
The city plans on opening a new pool by 2010, according to The Pioneer Press. "(The process) is going to be about the pool, but it's also going to go beyond the pool," Meyer said. "It's going to include how the footprint affects other aspects of the park, including traffic and parking."