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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

Garfield to overhaul town pool

$1 million funds new pool liner, splash pad, lighting


City of Garfield

The Garfield pool was built in 1962 and is slated for repairs and remodeling.

GARFIELD - The Garfield pool is set for major repairs, renovation, and new features in 2022.

Administrators spent two-and-a-half years to gather a grant and matching funds of $500,000 each.

The push was led by Garfield Parks and Recreation, looking to address problems such as losing as many as 3,000 gallons of water per day from the pool built in 1962.

"We really needed to do some serious thinking about keeping it open," said Cande Hasenoehrl, Parks and Recreation chair. "Almost every other day we have to add water."

With the threat of having to close the pool in the coming years, the board...

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