Watertown opens pool as city sees record heat

Published: Jun. 29, 2021 at 3:42 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - Watertown’s Thompson Park pool opened Tuesday - a day where the temperature tied a record high.

The thermometer climbed to 89 degrees, tying a previous record set in 2014. The normal high temperature for this date is 78 degrees.

Dozens of people were in line awaiting the pool’s opening at noon. Kids wasted no time before jumping in once the gates opened.

For some, it was a chance for the whole family to get out.

“Today’s day one of many days to come. The kids need this; they’ve been cooped up all year. This is a big thing for the kids,” said Robin Bercume, who was at the pool with her daughter

The Thompson Park pool will be the only Watertown city pool open this summer. It’s open daily from noon to 7 p.m.

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