Danbury’s only public pool reopens at a downtown community center with new fitness programming

DANBURY — Just in time for summer time holiday and the summer months warmth, the city’s only public swimming pool reopened Friday together with a modernized health and fitness center at the former YMCA off Key Road.

“Having a community pool in our metropolis is so significant for our citizens,” stated Danbury Mayor Dean Esposito at a ceremony to open up the renovated group center this week.

To get the information out and stimulate citizens to be a part of, the local community heart announced that the a person-time joiner’s price of $35 would be waived for users who sign up in July and August.

The membership buys citizens entry to the Danbury War Memorial’s conditioning center, which features excess weight equipment and cardiovascular equipment, in accordance to a launch.


The refurbished pool is the star of a community heart that opened briefly at the end of 2019 but was forced to shut in the course of the coronavirus disaster. The new community center at 12 Boughton St. is the operate of the nonprofit Connecticut Institute for Communities, whose headquarters are nearby on Most important Road.

“CIFC is so happy to give a neighborhood pool to Danbury when yet again and provide aquatics programming…for all people — from youth to seniors (and from) folks and people,” stated CIFC CEO Katherine Curran in a geared up assertion. “Along with the War Memorial, we are pleased to supply the possibility of dual memberships to both equally services.”

The reopening of the pool and gym fills the void left when the YMCA’s Boughton Road department shut in 2014. CIFC purchased the creating and refurbished it with the assistance of $5 million in state and private funding.

The strategy is to “begin with choices for senior swim, swim lessons, and open swim, and increase into educational alternatives and physical exercise lessons as very well as basketball, volleyball, and pickleball,” in accordance to a release.

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