LaSalle, July 9, 2019 - The renovations of Parc Lacharité's swimming pool and shelter have been completed in time for the new summer season.
The work project, whose total cost amounts to $4,184,419.44, was entirely funded by Ville de Montréal, as part of the upgrading component of its Aquatic Program to meet current standards.
"The Borough of LaSalle truly appreciates the investments made by Ville de Montréal at public swimming pools. The redevelopment work is part of an effort that aims not only to bring outdated aquatic facilities up to standard, but also to offer safe, accessible, quality sports facilities," mentioned Manon Barbe, Mayor of the Borough of LaSalle.
"Promoting healthy lifestyles and an active lifestyle are priorities for our Administration. We are investing to provide quality facilities for Montrealers. The swimming pool at Parc Lacharité is a good example. I invite all residents to come and discover the new swimming pool at Parc Lacharité as well as the park shelter," stated Nathalie Goulet, who is in charge of social inclusion, sports and recreational activities, the status of women, homelessness and youth on Montréal's Executive Committee.
New aquatic facilities
This new aquatic attraction is subdivided into two parts: shallow and deep. The first part, with splash pads and a gradual, gently sloping deck featuring a non-slip surface, is mainly dedicated to young children.
As for the second part, it will enable the more experienced swimmers to enjoy depths ranging from 914 to 1,500 millimetres. The family-friendly swimming pool and wading pool will be accessible to everyone and linked by an access corridor.
Parc Lacharité's shelter has also been renovated to be in line with the adjacent park and its surroundings. With a bright interior, there is a reception area and changing rooms for people of all ages. In addition, there is a revamped exterior layout that completes the contemporary, refined and play-oriented design of the new structure.
The shelter and swimming pool are now equipped with facilities that meet current standards and are adapted to the needs of people with limited mobility.
The Borough of LaSalle has eight outdoor swimming pools located throughout its territory. LaSalle ranks first in terms of the number of outdoor pools among all boroughs, on a par with Saint-Laurent.
Source: Direction des relations avec les citoyens, du greffe et des services administratifs - AR