Nora Cashato, 12, organized a petition to preserve the Fort Langley Outdoor Pool after she learned about its coming closure from her mother, Rachelle. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Nora Cashato, 12, organized a petition to preserve the Fort Langley Outdoor Pool after she learned about its coming closure from her mother, Rachelle. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Council puts Fort Langley pool replacement on pause

This is the last chance to answer an online survey about the project

Langley Township council will re-consider replacing the Fort Langley Outdoor Pool with a spray park.

At a September meeting, councillors asked Township staff for a report that would include the possible cost of various pool repair and replacement options.

For much of the last year, the Township has been planning to replace the pool with a spray park.

A survey and “virtual open house” about the possible replacement of the Fort Langley Outdoor Pool with a spray park wrapped up on Friday, Oct. 2.

The aging community pool was planned to be removed, but there were objections by some local community members, including children from the surrounding area.

Nora Cashato gathered more than 3,000 signatures on a petition to oppose the plan to replace the pool.

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“The 60-year-old Fort Langley Outdoor Pool has recurring operational and maintenance problems, such as lack of universal accessibility, non-compliance with current health codes, and antiquated systems to sanitize water safely for users,” the Township notes in the preamble to the survey on the spray park survey.

The survey asks questions about the type of design theme residents would prefer, and what specific spray and water features they would like to see.

For now, the spray park replacement is on hold pending a reconsideration at a future council meeting.

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