The Fort Worth City Council tonight accepted a $500,000 gift from The Radler Foundation for repairs to the historic Forest Park Pool, and expects to re-open the pool - closed since 2010 - by late Spring. Here's today's print story in the Star-Telegram.
The council voted unanimously to approve an agreement with the Fort Worth foundation, under which the foundation agreed to contribute up to $500,000. The city will contribute the rest, and estimated its share at $330,000.
"One of our core values is to support initiatives meaningful to the Fort Worth community," Rienke Radler, a foundation board member, told the council.
"This particular partnership will serve thousands of children...by offering them a healthy summer outlet," she said. "We hope this will be a model for similiar public-private partnerships."
Councilman Joel Burns thanked the foundation for its financial gift and expertise in determining the course of action for the pool repairs.
Mayor Betsy Price noted the city will have a splash day celebration to re-open the pool.
"Everybody, you’ve got several months to get into shape and come join us," she said.
- Scott Nishimura, Star-Telegram Fort Worth City Hall reporter