Much of the dialogue at the Wednesday meeting for Napoleon Parks and Recreation revolved around problems at the swimming pool. It was evident again, that there was a significant loss of water through the summer season; and director Tony Cotter is considering some excavation to determine the cause of the problem. That could happen this fall. The city has been setting aside funds to either replace the pool, or deal with repairs, so some money is there for this project.
The Napoleon Parks and Rec board reviewed capital improvement needs for next year, which includes replacement of playground equipment at Glenwood Park at $25,000, replacing turf equipment at the golf course for $20,000, and $15,000 items include batting cage improvements at Oakwood Park, along with the purchase of a utility tractor. All these items and more are being considered for next year’s spending plan.
And sign-up is currently underway for two popular fall programs, soccer and flag football. Last year, 216 children took part in soccer for children in grades 1 through 4.