Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike has said public pools are not safe to use during the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Pritzker’s re-opening plan offers no guidelines on public pools and as a result many park districts have canceled their summer pool season entirely at this point. It is therefore with regret but necessary to announce that the Havana Park District Board has voted to cancel the summer pool season this year.
Park District staff plans on using the time wisely and cleaning out the old caulk in the pool’s cracks and fixing the concrete professionally. Additionally, two Pool Grants are pending approval to bring the Optimist Pool and locker room areas up to date before the opening of the 2021 season. More information on those improvements will be forthcoming as the grant process progresses.