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Attendance way up at La Crescent pool

LA CRESCENT, Minnesota (WXOW) - You could say the new La Crescent city pool is making a big splash in the community.

The pool opened June 9th, and attendance is regularly between 300 and 400 people.

That's up dramatically from last year, when the much smaller pool's capacity was 200.

La Crescent Recreation Director Jon Steffes says that the hot weather and new features helped draw a big crowd this summer.

"We've had the perfect summer for a lot of people at the pool," Steffes said. "It's been warm, not much rain. We have great slides, a climbing wall, so we've had a very, very busy summer at the pool."

Finance officials from the city say the revenue from the pool is up $70,000 from this time last year.

"I think it's good for the economy of La Crescent," Steffes said. "We have a lot of people coming from La Crosse, Onalaska, Holmen, Caledonia, Brownsville. So we have a lot of people coming from all over to use our facilities."

The pool closes for the summer on August 25th. It will reopen next year on June 1st.

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