Stand alone ‘rectangular pools’ are a thing of the past . . . older municipal pools are being shut down, often replaced by aquatic parks that cater to whole families. No amount of ‘out of the box marketing’ can succeed in bringing people to a facility that is no longer viable in today’s recreation market.”
Who said this and when? And who first came up with the words “White Elephant” about the pool?Was it Wes Blackman or another blogger in Lake Worth you think? Take a few moments and read the quote above once again and then play the “Jeopardy Theme Song” if you need more time:
—Quote by the inimitable Tom McGow, from “Tom’s Page“, March 2010.
Almost 7 years later is it finally time to start a new conversation in our little City of Lake Worth? Or just keep on rehashing the same old arguments from yesteryear?
Below is another quote from Mr. McGow:
“The Olympic sized pool at the beach is a white elephant whose time has passed. Let’s view the entire beach property with 21st century eyes and stop clinging to the past and install features that will attract people and revenue.”
Pay special attention to the comments following the words by McGow in this blog post from people you may remember: Loretta Sharpe, Joanne Kelly, and the very first comment is from none other than The Obtuse Blogger (TOB) herself, making the case for hotels in our Downtown:
|Question: Would the pool at the Beach be a distraction from other crucial issues, e.g., our crumbling streets and potholes? Something to think about.|