Almost exactly one month ago, the City of Long Beach unveiled its plans for the new $103.1 million Belmont Pool, that long-awaited structure set to replace the historic facility used for many an aquatics-related, Olympic-qualifying event.
The once-renowned Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, the host of the 1968 and 1976 Olympic Trials, is no longer around, but plans for its replacement are still in their infancy. About a year after the city hosted its last conceptual design meeting, the City of Long Beach is inviting residents to view the proposed design of the new facility, the next phase of the process to build new Belmont Beach and Aquatic Center.
On Saturday morning, the public and City officials will converge for a meeting to brainstorm the new Belmont Pool’s conceptual design.
The Belmont Temporary Pool was recognized by the American Public Works Association (APWA) Southern California Chapter when it received the Project of the Year Award at ceremony in Lakewood last week.
Long Beach residents packed a cramped auditorium at Will Rogers Middle School Wednesday, September 17 for a presentation from the City on the results of a stakeholder advisory committee’s suggestions for the rebuilding of the Belmont Pool facility.
The deadline to see the Belmont Plaza Pool in all its mid-mod glory could be coming as soon as the end of September.
Young water polo players and swimmers packed the council chambers at City Hall on Tuesday ensuring the approval for a schedule change to the Belmont Pool by City Council in time for the Junior Olympic Competitions.
The first swimmers dove into the new heated, Olympic-sized Belmont Plaza Temporary Pool Thursday during an opening ceremony attended by community members and local leaders. The waters were filled with swimmers young and old, thrilled to have a public pool after the closure of the Belmont Pool Natatorium in February.