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Published August 19, 2010, 09:54 PM

Down By The Riverside

The Grand Forks Park District sponsored the second "Down by the Riverside."

Tonight was a time to celebrate and spend some time in the sun with your family. The Grand Forks Park District sponsored the second "Down by the Riverside." The event is for families and gives residents a chance to explorer Riverside Park.

The first full summer of swimming at the Riverside Pool is coming to a close. The Grand Forks Park District had a party to night called "Down By The Riverside". The goal was to bring families to the park.

Lynne Roche/Park District:"People utilize our other parks probably more than this one. University is always busy, Lincoln Drive Park busy. This one is real similar to Lincoln Drive Park and I think people are actually finding that out now. "

Riverside Pool manager Jason Rolland says the pool has maintained a steady pace with visitors. Rolland says its about time another pool opened up.

Jason Rolland/Pool Manager: "Its a beautiful pool and I think that its definitely needed in the community and at least have three pools so I think that it was definitely time to open Riverside back up."

And,there are a few reason that keeps kids coming back to swim at Riverside.

Mason Segall/Swimmer: "You get he diving boards and the slide, the slides so old."

May people were against bring the pool back to Riverside Park because of spring flooding issues. but one family says they wouldn't go to the park without the nearly 80 year old pool.

Jessica Strand/Brought Family To Park:"I think the pools been awesome we have have Been here a couple of times just in the past week and I think its a great thing to have. The parks fun the pools been awesome yeah we love it down here."

The Celebration was free to the public with free swimming, food and inflatable games.