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June 17, 2020

Status Update on Town Outdoor Pools and Splash Pads

PRESS RELEASE
June 16, 2020
Status Update on Town Outdoor Pools and Splash Pads

The Town of Greenburgh Department of Parks and Recreation is planning to open the aquatic splash pads at Massaro Park and Yosemite Park on July 1st and the pool complex at Anthony F. Veteran Pool Park on Monday, July 6, 2020. The outdoor pool at Massaro Park will not open this season.
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, in order to operate aquatic splash pads and pools, all facilities must follow the New York State Department of Health guidance. Each facility must fill out a New York Forward Safety Plan that will describe how the town will comply with the COVID-19 Guidance, and submit a copy of the pool plan to the Westchester County Board of Health for review and approval before the county will issue a permit to operate pools this summer.
Click the below link to read about the NYSDOH interim guidance for pools and recreational aquatic spray grounds during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/parks-rec/aquatic-venues.html
On a busy day the AFV Pool complex can accommodate up to 1,500 people, with a pool capacity of about 750 swimmers. The opening of the pool complex will require advance online reservations with a maximum of 300 people per swim session. There will be two swim sessions each day: from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. At the end of the morning session, all patrons will have to leave the facility so staff can disinfect and clean rest rooms and grounds.
Important Information to Know About the 2020 Pool Experience
• Advanced reservations for entering the park will be required. Only after the pool session is open and if reservations are not full will walk up registration be allowed.
• Social distancing of at least 6 feet from other individuals at all times, unless you are members of the same household or family unit. However, anytime individuals are within 6 feet of other individuals outside of their household or family unit and not in the water, they must wear an acceptable face covering that covers both the nose and mouth. Individuals must be prepared to don a face covering if another person unexpectedly comes within 6 feet.
• The pool season this year originally was to be for 89 days and now will only be for 64 days.
• No guests will be allowed for the opening on July 6th. This rule might be enforced for the whole season.
• Children 15 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or caregiver (caregiver will have to pay daily fee admittance and must get prior approval via an application).
• The lap pool will only allow one swimmer in a lane at a time.
• The restrooms will not be open for changing and taking a shower. The outdoor showers, however, will be available. Each restroom will allow only two people in the facility at a time unless a minor is accompanied with their parent/guardian. An attendant will control access and clean throughout the day.
• Cabanas will be available for rent this season, but the rate will be reduced to reflect the shorter season. Last year’s cabana holders not interested in renting a cabana this year will be allowed their cabana spot for the 2021 season.
• Pool memberships will not be offered this season. However, individuals or families with active memberships purchased in 2019 will be prorated for 2020 so that residents will not lose any time because of the shortened season. Residents in financial hardship wanting a refund for the balance of their membership will be honored.
• Daily admission will be for only one session a day and not good for both. Same fee as 2019, $8.00 for adults and $6 for seniors and youth.
• No chairs will be rented and patrons must bring their own.
• Two new water fountains will be available only for refilling bottle water.
• Entering the park will require wearing a mask.
• All adults entering the park must accept the terms of the following disclaimer:
Town of Greenburgh

Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. The Town of Greenburgh cannot prevent you, or your minor child(ren), from becoming exposed to, contracting or spreading COVID-19 while utilizing Town facilities. Therefore, if you choose to utilize the Town facilities and/or enter into or onto the Town’s property you may be exposing yourself to, and/or increasing your risk of contracting or spreading, COVID-19.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK: By checking the box below you acknowledge that you have read and understand the above warning concerning COVID-19 and you thereby choose to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19 for yourself and/or your minor children in order to utilize Town’s services and enter into or onto Town’s premises. You also acknowledge that you hereby forever release and waive your right to bring suit against the Town, its employees, volunteers, elected officials and other Town representatives, in connection with exposure, infection, and/or spread of COVID-19 related to utilizing the Town’s services, facilities and premises and understand that this waiver means you give up your right to bring any claims, including for personal injuries, death, disease or property losses, or any other loss, including but not limited to claims of negligence, and give up any claim you may have to seek damages, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen.

I HAVE CAREFULLY READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS RELEASE AND FREELY AND KNOWINGLY ASSUME THE RISK AND WAIVE MY RIGHTS CONCERNING TOWN COVID-19 LIABILITY AS DESCRIBED ABOVE:

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• Presently the interactive pool is planned on being open but is subject to be closed.
• Any questions please call the registration office at 914-989-1812

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