Ottawa mayor requests input on future of Riordan Pool

Facility in need of about $550,000 in repairs to open next season

Ottawa Mayor Dan Aussem is requesting input from members of the community regarding the future of Ottawa’s Riordan Pool.

A report from Kmetz Architects said Riordan Pool in Ottawa will need $550,000 of repairs in order to open next season, along with additional repairs of $1.2 million in the next five years. Commissioner Marla Rodriguez said the immediate needs address safety issues between both the building and the pool, specifically taking care of some rust and the roof. The pool opened in 1966.

The mayor is encouraging all those with thoughts, comments, ideas or suggestions about the municipal pool to contact City Clerk Shelly Munks by email at by Thursday, Dec. 2. Those people interested in attending the planned workshop session with the mayor and city commissioners to discuss the pool’s future are welcome and invited to join them 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in the City Hall Council Chambers, 301 W. Madison St. Entrance to the building will be on the West Madison Street side of the building.