FLEMINGTON, NJ - The board of directors of the Flemington-Raritan Community Pool and the board of trustees of the Hunterdon County YCMA have come to an agreement on a plan to reopen the community pool, according to a release from the YMCA.
According to the release, after a year of discussions, the pool property at 62 Capner Street has been deeded to the YMCA. The facility, the release said, will remain a summer pool that serves the entire community under the operation of the YMCA.
The Flemington-Raritan Community Pool Board of Directors, the release said, believes this is the best long-term solution to provide a safe, healthful, educational and recreational swimming facility.
The YMCA, the release said, is now conducting a capital campaign to raise funds to invest in the repair and renovation of the pool, which has already been closed for two summer seasons. The goal at this point is to reopen the pool for the 2020 summer season.
Additionally, the release said, the YMCA will raise funds to create an endowment for pool scholarships, and ensure that youth and families in need will have the opportunity to participate.
Since 1963, the release said, the Flemington-Raritan Community Pool has served Flemington Borough and Raritan Township. The YMCA has been providing programs in Hunterdon County since 1903.
The goals for the future of the pool, the release said, include the swim team, open-recreational swimming and holiday special events, and also include the expansion of programming including aquatic lessons, lifeguard instruction and aquatic wellness/fitness classes for adults and children.