Guam – If you do not have any plans for spring break, the Dededo Pool is now open!
The Department of Parks and Recreation cut the ribbon for the grand reopening of the Dededo Pool earlier at noon Thursday.
The pool was temporarily shut down for maintenance and repairs in October 2017, according to a press release issued by the Office of the Governor.
The Dededo Pool, which is one of the only two public pools on Guam, has served as a place where families could have fun and cool off. The pool also has a slide, which also has been reopened.
“The vice mayor and I look at this place and we see how many people, how many families come to this facility when it is open. The great plus about this ribbon cutting is that the slide is also working. In the past, we didn’t have a lifeguard who could man the top, so the families couldn’t use that slide,” said Melissa Savares, the mayor of Dededo.
Parks and Recreation Director Richard Ibanez was also excited about the facility’s reopening.
“One of the goals was to open the Dededo Pool. Every night I would sleep and I would just think about water. Now, we have too much water and I’m really happy. I could go to sleep tonight. And of course, my work is not done. We still have the other pool to open up and other issues that DPR has to tackle. Now, I’m proud to say that with all of the hard work, Dededo Pool is now open,” Ibanez said.
According to Lt. Gov. Josh Tenorio, who attended the reopening, additional lifeguards for the Dededo Pool will be hired and plans to open the Agana Pool will be underway.