Assemblywoman Laura Friedman and local leaders presented a $1.5 million check to the Parks and Recreation Department be used for the renovation of the McCambridge Pool during a ceremony on Oct. 17.
The McCambridge Pool, bathhouse and mechanical room were originally constructed in 1955 and are owned, operated and maintained by the city of Burbank. Today this 11,000-square-foot, 397,000-gallon facility continues to operate with little changes since its inception.
In 2022 a comprehensive facility needs assessment was conducted by Jones & Madhavan, Architecture Engineering. Additionally, the Departments began community engagement efforts to determine the growing and diverse needs of our residents.
“The city’s vision for the McCambridge Pool is to develop a comprehensive swimming facility with innovative and diverse programs that allow individuals of all ages and ability levels, families, and athletes to participate in swimming and physical fitness activities that will improve quality of life, health outcomes, and will build a thriving community,” said Marisa Garcia, Parks, Recreation, and Community Services director. “The department is grateful for Assemblymember Laura Friedman’s contributions to this vision.”
Friedman said she is happy to have been able to secure these funds for the McCambridge Pool.
“Public swimming pools are more than just a place to cool off on a hot summer day,” Fredman said. “They’re core pieces of our childhood and the epicenter of our community when the sun turns up the heat. … McCambridge is a point of pride in our community, and I’m excited at the new life this money will give them and the opportunities it will give the next generation to enjoy McCambridge.”
Through facility renovations like this, the Parks and Recreation Department aims to ensure everyone in Burbank has a fair opportunity to live an active, healthy lifestyle through equal access to quality parks, trails, facilities, and recreation amenities.
More information on drop-in sports can be found at burbankca.gov/parks-recreation or by calling (818) 238-5300.
First published in the October 21 print issue of the Burbank Leader.