BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Replacing it would top out at nearly half a million, plus another $92 thousand a year in maintenance.
BREC's superintendent says that's something taxpayer's can't afford.
BREC's plan to close the pool goes back to 2007, when the organization made a move to focus more on larger community parks and a community aquatics plan. That plan included building Liberty Lagoon and keeping pools in the community parks which have more visitors. That also meant that smaller, neighborhood pools would be phased out.
"We've worked hard over the last few years to make sure that we are making that opportunity available. We're serving more kids than ever before and we're going to continue doing that because it is one of our top priorities," said BREC spokesperson Cheryl Michelet.
Other ideas for the park include an outdoor pavilion to host community events and practices, as well as a community garden. However, Marcelle says her residents just want their pool.