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Demolition of pools, Pav-a-Lon slated for Monday
Future of city-owned site uncertain
Melinda Steptoe Meduri, left, and mom Deloris Waters reminisce about the times they spent together at the old Memorial Park pool while flipping through scrapbooks and looking at photographs at the Pav-A-Lon pavilion Thursday. The facility is slated for demolition beginning Monday. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/file
Demolition of the swimming pool, kiddie pool and covered Pav-a-Lon at Statesboro’s Memorial Park on Fair Road will begin Monday, if the weather permits, said Mike Rollins, director of the Statesboro Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department. Bulloch County Manager Tom Couch said that county commissioners have been receiving “casual complaints” for some time about the unused pools and shelter, which have stood dormant since Splash in the Boro opened at Mill Creek Regional Park in 2004. Attendance was sparse in the final two years the Fair Road pools were open, Rollins said.
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