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Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 08/11/2010

Donations reopen Baltimore pools

By Washington Post editors

More than $400,000 in donations will keep all Baltimore park pools open through Labor Day.

The city closed pools on Sunday to help close a budget gap. But as temperatures climbed into the upper 90s on Wednesday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced that $300,000 from an unnamed donor and $117,000 from the T. Rowe Price Foundation will allow some pools to reopen.

Pools at Cherry Hill, Roosevelt, Patterson Park, Riverside, and Clifton Park will be open Wednesday. Grant Capital Management, Inc. donated $90,000 earlier this week to keep the Druid Hill Park Pool open.

City officials say the donors urge other local businesses to contribute another $177,000 to the Baltimore Community Foundation to keep 13 neighborhood pools open too.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post editors  | August 11, 2010; 12:47 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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