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Briarcliff's Law Park Bouncing Back After Devastating Pool Pavilion Fire

The pool's open for the summer at Law Memorial Park in Briarcliff Manor.
The pool's open for the summer at Law Memorial Park in Briarcliff Manor. Photo Credit:

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- This will be the first summer Briarcliff Manor residents haven’t had a pool pavilion in which to hang out.

The beloved wood and stone structure at Law Memorial Park had to be demolished this spring after it was severely damaged in a fire. The exact cause of the suspicious December blaze has not yet been determined.

The pool had to be drained, repaired and refilled.

According to parks and recreation officials, bids for the rebuilding of the pavilion’s upper half will go out over the summer. The hope is reconstruction can begin this fall, they said.

The bottom half of the pavilion -- which contained its changing area, restrooms and pool offices -- was not badly damaged and is fully operational, said Henry Jamin, the village’s recreation superintendent.

The village has put up a few picnic tables where pool-goers can relax. It also has installed a few vending machines with cool beverages.

A food truck will be stationed at the park during the pool’s regular weekday and weekend hours.

According to Jamin, the village will be offering, for the first time, a limited number of pool passes to non-residents.

In his latest report, Village Manager Philip Zegarelli announced weekend hours at the pool are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Starting Monday, June 13, weekday afternoon hours will be 3-7 p.m.

To purchase or renew a pool or tennis permit, visit the village’s website or visit the recreation office between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

The office also will be open from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, as well as until 6 p.m. Mondays June 13 and 20.

For Zegarelli's complete report, click here.

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