We will have multiple pool options for residents and our summer day camp:
1. The Town may wish to retain the revenue it currently receives from Edgemont residents who use AFV. To that end, the Town could seek a Finneran Law amendment to allow Edgemont residents to pay for access to AFV. (Note: facing a similar situation for tennis—i.e. excess capacity—the Town requested a Finneran amendment in 2012 to capture tennis court revenue.) As the AFV pool needs a $10 million+ renovation, amending Finneran to capture revenue from Edgemont residents would seemingly be beneficial for the unincorporated area, and the EIC hopes the Town Board considers it.
2. Anthony F. Veteran Park is not the only pool available to Edgemont residents. Sprain Ridge Park, a Westchester County facility supported by our county taxes, re-opened in July 2017 after a significant renovation. It has a kiddie spray park and large wading pool, as well as a lap pool that is scheduled to open in time for the 2018 season. Sprain Ridge, which hosts many Westchester summer camps, is about the same distance from the center of Edgemont as is AFV (approximately 2 miles).
3. Over time, the Village of Edgemont Board of Trustees may consider acquiring its own property for cultural and recreational activities such as a pool or community/senior center.
Below are some pictures and the locations of Westchester County parks and pools that are available to us now, paid for by our county taxes (i.e. no additional taxes required).
Edgemont is closer to Sprain Ridge Pool than it is to AFV Pool.
The Tibbets Park Brook Aquatic Complex is right off the Cross County Parkway.