Conditional Use request in the Parks and Open Space District for a pool, bath house, and concessions at Hoyt Park, 1800 Swan Blvd., Geoff Hurtado, Irgens Development, and Denise Lindberg, Friends of Hoyt Park and Pool, Inc., applicants
Something is happening! It has been a long time since I swam at Hoyt, my children never have but I hold out hope that they someday will. With this on the agenda it looks like after years of dormancy we might get a new pool, sooner rather than later.
As the plan unfolds in committees over the next few weeks I am sure there will be citizens, mostly neighbors of the pool itself who will come forward with concerns. First and foremost security will be an issue, to this point I agree. I don’t care who uses the pool but they need to be respectful of the pool, its users, and its neighbors. I am also concerned that the pool will be overrun by large day care groups. When I go to the pool I am there to watch MY kids, not the ones from a day care that are not being watched. On two different occasions last summer I had to bring some behavior issues of day care kids that were not being properly watched to the attention of their daycare teachers while we were at a park. If we build a pool in Tosa I don’t want Tosans avoiding it, especially for the wrong reasons. Lastly I have heard about some questionable behavior in the Hoyt parking lot. Hopefully with the addition of more activity this will come to an end.
Keep an eye on the Council and Committee agendas for the next few weeks as this finally comes to fruition.