Keep NSP Pool Open!
Dear friends of North Severna Park,
For 64 years the North Severna Park Pool at 2 Marbury Rd has served our community as a space for lasting memories. Every summer, the pool is humming with families swimming, celebrating, playing volleyball, and enjoying special events. We are fortunate to have members who contribute their time, items, or monetary donations to help improve our pool and make it an enjoyable place to spend the summer. The 2019 season was one of our best yet. We added 21 new members, and thanks to several fundraisers - Kid Olympics, the Snack Shack, Chick fil A delivery, advertisements, swim lessons, and the Severn School pool rental - we had a record year for revenue from the pool. We thank everyone who has contributed to this success!
However, this fall we received some bad news: the main pool has a leak in the main drain and the baby pool is damaged beyond repair. Both pools contain the original shell and plumbing (1955) and require complete renovations to continue. The cost of these renovations far exceeds our current fund balance. The North Severna Park Community met recently to discuss possible solutions. By the end of the meeting, an incredibly generous family offered to provide an interest-free loan for 10 years to fund the pool renovation projects. In order to receive this loan, we need to demonstrate the widespread support of the community for renovation of the pools.
If you would like to support the renovation of the North Severna Park Pool, please sign this petition. Please spread the word to others as well. Letters of support stating why you value the pool and think it should stay open would be incredibly helpful as well.
Once we receive enough signatures of support, our pool management company will begin the process to renovate both pools. We are running a capital campaign to raise more than $175,000 vital for continued operations and to help pay back the loan. We'll follow up with ways you you can donate, volunteer, and/or spread the word in the community.
Please sign this petition by Friday, December 13 to keep the NSP Pool open!
And thank you as always for your support.
NSPCA Board of Directors
Dan D'Orlando, President
Christine Varney, Treasurer
Devon Hall, Secretary