Supervisor Stamper Pushes for Free Admission at Washington Park Pool
Committee approves Supervisor’s plan to bring programming, water safety awareness to community
Milwaukee County Supervisor Russell W. Stamper II is praising the Committee of Finance, Personnel and Audit for its approval of free admission at the Washington Park Pool, 4420 W. Vliet Street in Milwaukee, during the summer of 2013.
Supervisor Stamper presented his idea to the Committee as a budget amendment on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. The approved budget amendment now becomes part of the 2013 Milwaukee County Budget to be voted on by the Board on Monday, November 5, 2012.
“This is a tremendous gift to everyone throughout the central part of Milwaukee County,” said Supervisor Stamper. “I’m thankful that my colleagues on the Committee of Finance, Personnel and Audit recognize the value of this investment in quality of life, safety and community-building.”
Recent years have seen a number of near-drownings and tragedies involving children in pools throughout Milwaukee County, including one drowning death in Washington Park.
“We need to create a culture of water respect, safety and enjoyment to keep our kids safe and healthy,” noted Supervisor Stamper. “I’m confident that increasing access to the Washington Park Pool will help tremendously with that effort.”
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