5 Numbers: Are We Too Cool for the Pool?

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Attendance dipped at the Fairfax Park Municipal Swimming Pool last summer, according to a report presented to the Eau Claire City Council in mid-March. The report blamed the decline on lower-than-normal temperatures and a higher number of rainy days.

59,611

Total attendance at the Fairfax Park Municipal Swimming Pool in the summer of 2017.

15%

Decrease in attendance in 2017 from 2016, when 70,252 people came to the pool.

64,378

Average annual attendance at Fairfax over the past 27 seasons.

75

Average daily temperature in August 2017, compared with 82 degrees in August 2016.

$298K

Pool revenue in 2017, a 6.5 percent decrease from 2016 but the second highest total in the pool’s history.

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