The Social Scene
The latest news
OFP Doesn’t Hibernate
We are looking good now, and improving for the future
Not only does Old Farm Pool (OFP) have the year-round Paddle Tennis and Pickleball (with lights for late-night play), but we are busy year-round looking for ways to improve the Old Farm Pool Experience (the OFPE).
Old Farm Pool has been a part of the community for almost 60 years, and you can imagine some things are getting a little, well, old. We have a three-phase Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) to make the pool look great for the next 60 years. Phases I & II of our CIP are complete.
For Phase I, we did a complete overhaul of the baby pool over the winter and spring, including umbrellas and more deck space to spread out. Get your little ones ready for a four-foot geyser and belle sprayers along the side of the pool. We also added a turf patio area where the little ones can play on something a lot softer than concrete. The baby pool (or, is it the “baby cool”?) may be the hottest/coolest place to be this summer – sorry teens, little ones only. The improvement to the baby pool has exceeded our wildest expectations after seeing it in operation on opening weekend, and I think the kids and parents would agree. We have a combination of a wading pool and splash pad, the best of both worlds.
Phase II of our CIP is complete as well, and included several initiatives including new fencing, landscaping, and more seating around the pool. The seating initiative involves opening up an area around the pool that previously was underutilized. We put in place a super fun turf patio between the play set and pool, including more tables and chairs as well as relaxing Adirondack chairs. Prediction – this becomes the second hottest/coolest place at the pool. We also added more tables and chairs around the pool area, creating different seating arrangements and options.
Phase III won’t take place until the fall, but the main pool of Old Farm will undergo a full refurbishment. This means our fall programming won’t take place in 2022, but we will be back in full force for the spring of 2023.