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Huck Finn pool would be cool

How cool would it be if you could just walk over to the Rio Grande Park where the recycle and snowmelt is currently located and take a cool and refreshing dip in Aspen’s new outdoor “Huckleberry Finn” pool?

Dreams do become a reality – on July 9, Aspen’s City Council will be meeting with the COWOP/Obermeyer redevelopment team at 4 p.m. to discuss abandoning Rio Grande Place for automobiles so that more of the pedestrian and bicycling connections through town can be “seamless,” and parents will have a safe drop-off for skateboarders, karate kids, basketball players, Theatre in the Park participants, along with the Aspen Art Museum and the John Denver Sanctuary Park visitors.

Bleeker Street will be widened for safer passage for automobiles with more efficiency for businesses. Pedestrians will be able to connect with the base of Aspen Mountain to Rio Grande Park by three “straight shots.”

And at the end of those “straight shots” could be an extension to the existing skateboard park and an inclusion of an outdoor “Huckleberry Finn” pool. Just think how cool and refreshing it would be to just “run” over to the in-town pool and take a quick dip on your lunch break.

At the Fourth of July parade, sign the “Huckleberry Finn” pool and Extension to the Skateboard Park petition to show your support, and attend the July 9 meeting to voice your support, downstairs in City Hall.

Toni Kronberg

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