ST. PETERS, MO. (KTVI) - In St. Peters Nob Hill Pool has been opened along Sutters Mill Road for more than 30 years and now its closing up shop. The City of St. Peters has decided to close the old pool because of decreasing revenue and excessive costs. Homeowner Barbara Casagrand is not surprised.
"I don't think too many people go there I guess it’s fun when I go on a walk to see people in there and lively but i wondered how it stayed alive." said Casagrand
Nob Hill is the smallest pool out of the three in the city and accounts for 39 percent of pool operation costs.
Locals can use the outdoor pools at Laurel Park, The Golf and Rec Center or go to the Rec Plex.
St. Peters Parks and Operations Manager Jeff Hutsler says the city also joined forces with St. Charles to create more options across both cities, "We’re facing major repairs necessary on the pool in order to open it this year. Back in 2010 we had an agreement with St. Charles that would allow our St. Peters residents the use of their outdoor pools all three of them at St. Charles residents rates. We're looking at putting a pavilion there or maybe a restroom, multi-purpose court and a small playground."
Now St. Peters officials are working on a plan to figure out what to do with the pool and park so it can be used in the future.
As for Barbara Casagrand, she is hoping for a bigger and better look, "I guess if they do something else with it for the people to use it in a different way that would be kinda neat a little park or something that would be kinda nice."
For more information: http://www.stpetersmo.net/st-peters-parks.aspx