Vale invests in city pool as asset for health, recreation

By Pat Caldwell
Malheur Enterprise

VALE - When Vale City Manager Lynn Findley looks across the aqua-colored expanse at the city swimming pool he doesn’t necessarily see just water.

Instead, Findley said when he views the pool the vision conjures up a tangible symbol of a vibrant city, one that cares enough about recreation to make sizeable investments in its swimming facility every year.

“It is really an incredible thing,” Findley said of the pool.

Built in 1967, the Vale pool remains the only active swimming facility in Malheur County. Ontario’s Aquatic Center shuttered several years ago and the next closet pool is in Payette.

“We have always put a lot of money and resources into the pool,” Findley said.

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