Just across the Los Angeles River from our park, you can find the Downey Rec Center as well as the Downey Pool. The pool that was once in the present pool’s place was shut down in 2006 amid structural problems and sat ignored and derelict. Last June, Councilmen Reyes along with other local dignitaries, broke ground and proclaimed that the pool would open June 20th 2010. Well it looks like that promise has been kept. From what we can see, workers are busy putting the final touches on the new aquatic arena. So once it opens, you can work up a sweat at Los Angeles State Historic Park, hop across the LA river and take a cooling dip at the new Downey pool. We will be sure to keep you updated as to when pool officially opens. Enjoy!