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Mayor Keller Announces Facility Upgrades to Eisenhower Pool

New shade structures and expanded deck among new amenities

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and City Councilor Trudy Jones today annoucned several improvements made to Eisenhower Pool, including four new shade structures, an expanded pool deck, and a new roof. The pool is one of nine City aquatic facilities that opened in early June for lap swim only following closures due to the global pandemic.

“Pools are finally open, and these upgrades are going to make visits to the Eisenhower Pool so much better,” stated Mayor Keller. “We’re making these investments with the help of City Council and the State Legislature at facilities all over the city to ensure that kids and families have high-quality and safe places to play and exercise. We’re hopeful to have even more programs and opportunities available at all of our pools in the coming months.”

“These improvements at Eisenhower Pool are going to enhance the swimming experience for families that visit,” said Councilor Jones. “I’m thankful for our State Legislators who helped fund these improvements with me, as we continue to work on ensuring our facilities are maintained and improved for our residents and pool staff.”

Visitors to the Eisenhower Pool, located in the northeast heights at 11001 Camero Ave NE, will now find comfort in the shade of four new shade structures. Three of the structures line the west end of the pool deck to block out the hot afternoon sun, while a fourth shade structure covers the wading pool where our littlest swimmers will be able to enjoy a dip with their parents. Swimmers will also enjoy an expanded pool deck on the pool’s north side.

Additionally, the building at the Eisenhower Pool received a brand new roof that is expected to last for a minimum of 30 years. The old tar and gravel roof was leak-prone, but has since been replaced with a TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) roof that will keep the locker rooms, restrooms, and staff areas cool and dry. The exterior and interior of the building also received a fresh paint job.

The project will soon be completed with the addition of tables and chaise lounge chairs around the pool, brand new doors throughout the building, and by replacing the three aging exhaust fans that will help increase airflow throughout the interior of the building.

Altogether, the City’s Parks and Recreation Department invested $200,000 in upgrades to the facility with the help of Councilor Jones, State Senators Bill Tallman and Mark Moores, and State Representative Bill Rehm and Bill Pratt.