Parks and Rec on summer shutdown

If it is early August, it’s time for the annual summer shutdown and cleaning at Winchester-Clark County Parks and Recreation.

Its College Street facilities are closed until Aug. 16; the natatorium and swimming pool will reopen Aug. 19, program director Deborah Jackson said.

“It’s our deep cleaning time,” Jackson said. “Right now we’re doing the painting and cleaning we do every year.”

Jackson said the closing and maintenance is scheduled to use the summer lifeguards before they go back to school, to help in the cleaning and repainting the pool.

With a facility that’s used as much as the College Street building it, the only way to really paint and maintain the building is to shut down for a little while.

No new additions or equipment installations are planned for this summer, she said. Patrons, though, should be able to notice a difference when everything reopens.

“When you come back, you can tell,” she said.