Slide draws swimmers to Tashua

Trumbull residents have an additional draw to Tashua Pool this summer.

A slide was installed during the winter and officially opened in July.

“We had to wait for the state to come and inspect it,” Recreation Director Mary Markham said. “It’s been a nice addition.”

Markham estimates the slide cost about $50,000, but has been a great new attraction.

“Tashua used to have a high dive and then they took it out because of insurance purposes,” she said. “Over the years, we’ve added to Beach Pool and that started to diminish Tashua’s usage a bit. We wanted to do something to entice people back.”

It’s worked, Markham said.

“Even the older kids enjoy it,” she said.

Tashua Pool is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is open for night swim on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings until 10. End of season hours, from Aug. 25 to Sept. 1, are noon to 6. Both Beach Pool and Tashua Pool will close on Labor Day, Sept. 1.