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February surprise: State may finally re-open Esplanade swimming pool

With a major snowstorm arriving today, maybe it’s not the most appropriate time to be thinking of summer and swimming. But:

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has affirmed its willingness to reopen the Lee Memorial Wading Pool on the Charles River Esplanade, but more than 15 years after the facility’s closure, the timeline for this remains uncertain.

“DCR has been meeting with various groups and associations dedicated to promoting use and beautification of the Charlesbank area at their request to listen to their potential ideas for the Lee Pool area,” DCR Acting Press Secretary Bill Hickey wrote in an e-mail to the Times. “As a matter of practice with large-scale, impactful projects, DCR engages in a full public process.”

File under: We’ll believe it when we see it.

Btw: The state lists Lee’s wading pool hours here, where we also got the photo. … Now back to our lovely snowstorm.