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Public Notice: Simpson Pool Closed For Repairs

LAKELAND, FL (June 14, 2024) | The City of Lakeland Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department has closed Simpson Park pool until further notice.  The vinyl liner has separated from the pool wall and is now a safety hazard. The liner separation has caused a large bubble to form that has moved close to the water intake valves creating a void that a person could get caught in.  Bob Donahay, Director of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts said, “Safety is our top priority, and we don’t want an issue where a pool guest gets their foot or hand caught in the separated liner.  The bubble created by the separation has gotten larger as it has moved near the water intake valves.”

 Staff has contacted the groups that utilize Simpson Park pool for group swimming and notified them that the pool is closed for repairs.  Staff has also reached out to parents who have children participating in swim lessons to coordinate options.  Gandy Pool located at the Kelly Recreation Complex (404 Imperial Boulevard) is open and guests are encouraged to use that facility during the closure. Updates on Simpson Park Pool repairs/timeline and Gandy Pool operational schedule can be found at www.Lakelandgov.net/Swimming.


Kevin Cook
Director of Communications
City of Lakeland

About Lakeland

The City of Lakeland was incorporated in January 1885 and has grown to become one of the largest inland communities in Florida.  With a current population of over 100,000 Lakeland continues to grow. It has been designated a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area by the US Census Bureau for over 30 years.  With tourist attractions and gulf beaches only an hour away, Lakeland continues to capitalize on its ideal central Florida location along the I-4 corridor.  The City owns and operates Lakeland Electric, the third largest publicly owned utility in Florida and it was one of the first to offer power in the Sunshine State over 115 years ago. 

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