Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 4:42 a.m.
Roslyn, Long Island (WABC) — For more than 60 years, Christopher Morley Park has been Nassau County’s summer retreat, but its future remains uncertain.
Anton Baltul wasn’t the only pickleballer in the park on Friday.
“I was thinking, why is there still no water in the pool?” Baltur said.
New playgrounds are also being built, and sports are everywhere, but the refreshing Christopher Morley pool doesn’t look like it’s going to fill up any time soon. Several camps expected it, including one through Roslyn Chabad.
“About a week ago they informed me that they would not be opening,” said Rabbi Yaakov Reiter. “I thought it was very sad.”
The camp has sent about 100 children several times a week for the past 25 years.
“I hope they still have the potential to open up, which is great,” added Rabbi Reiter.
The Nassau County Parks Commissioner said Friday, “The pool is in need of major repairs and usage continues to decline. The Parks Service is now deciding whether to continue using the pool or install other recreational attractions in its place. We are reconsidering the
The news is disappointing for those who were hoping for a cooldown. They love the proximity to the park’s trademark clock tower and Queens.
“We still come here because there are no good pools in the Queens area,” said Forest Hills resident Gabriel Kaimov.
Most of all, they will miss the iconic Olympic-sized space that has been there since 1961. For Baltul, childhood memories are as fresh as the cold water of a swimming pool.
“When I was a child, I remember the platform they had. ” ,” He said.
Nassau County will hold a press conference to kick off the pool season next week. No word yet on whether Christopher Morley will be among them. Many residents are wondering what else can be substituted if there is no pool there.
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