New policy allows only Cranston residents to swim at Budlong Pool

By: Amanda Pitts

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CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) – Starting next week, Cranston’s Budlong Pool will only be open to city residents.

Mayor Allan Fung posted on Facebook Monday, saying the policy will go into effect on July 8th, requiring pool-goers to show a driver’s license.

 

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The Mayor said non-Cranston residents will only be allowed in the pool if are accompanied by an adult who is a city resident.

Fung said the reasoning for the new policy is not only from overcrowding but also because out of city kids started a fight last week, resulting in several arrests.

“Tony Liberatore and I are NOT going to tolerate this. We want families to enjoy themselves, and I want a SAFE environment for our Cranston families,” Mayor Fung said in his post.

The pool on Aqueduct Road is one of the largest outdoor public pools in the country, requiring more than 1 million gallons of water.

The pool is open from noon to 6 p.m., seven days a week.

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