FORT ERIE (June 28, 2021) This summer, the Kinsmen Pool in Fort Erie will be closed due to extensive damage to the pumps and filtration system.
The Kinsmen Pool was operated by the Fort Erie Recovery Unit for the last few years until its agreement with the Town of Fort Erie expired in late 2020.
During the 2021 budget preparation, staff reviewed a report that the pool required extensive upgrades in order to be safely opened to the public in 2021. With the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the desire to keep taxes low for property owners, Town Staff did not bring forward a budget request.
Town Staff recently reassessed the Kinsman Pool repairs and determined that the pool would remain closed in 2021 due to further damage caused to the mechanical equipment during the winter.
If you are looking to cool off this summer, you can visit one of the following spray pads:
- Bertie Centennial Park (Ferndale Park)
- Crystal Ridge Park
- Stevensville Memorial Park
- The multi-use water feature at Ridgeway Village Square
this news is upsetting people on social media..how did the equipment get damaged and how can the town steer this back to a positive scenario where a pool in the northend would be available for children to use in future?
Thanks for your comment. You can email your feedback to Sean Hutton, Parks and Facilities Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sean is managing the facility and will be providing recommendations in Fall 2021 to Council based on a number of factors including resident feedback.