February 13, 2016

Around Town: Pool passes

Are discounts offered for Gardner Aquatic Center season pool passes? Resident passes are less expensive than regular season pool passes. Family resident passes are $40 less than non-resident family passes, and individual resident passes are $35 less than non-resident individual passes. Right now, the city of Gardner is taking $20 off the purchase of any Continue Reading

Gardner continues budget review with police, parks, public works

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com The Gardner Aquatic Center’s lap lane pool may need an estimated $250,000 to $300,000 in repair work. Jeff Stewart, parks and recreation director, told council members during a June 25 budget meeting that gutters on the lap lane may need to be replaced. Stewart identified the work in a budget request that Continue Reading

Gardner Aquatic Center to shutter part of pool for paint fix

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Part of the Gardner Aquatic Center was shuttered over the weekend, and everything but the lap pool will be closed later this week due to slippery conditions. Jeff Stewart, city parks and recreation director, said the pool staff reported an unusual number of slips in the baby pool and in the zero-depth Continue Reading

Aquatic center to recieve fresh paint

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Council members approved a $27, 347 bid for blasting and re-painting parts of the Gardner Aquatic Center during a meeting March 7. Jeff Stewart, city parks and recreation director, said city officials budgeted $20,000 to sweep blast and paint the zero-depth entry/lazy river and baby pools last August. However, the lowest bid Continue Reading

Pool posts small loss in 2010 season

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Despite losing money in its operations last year, Jeff Stewart, Gardner Parks and Recreation Director, told city council members Nov. 1 that the 2010 season was a success. “I think all in all things went very well. It was just a good pool season,” Stewart said. Attendance for the year was also Continue Reading