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Como Park launches major pool upgrade

The new Como pool will be unrecognizable to anyone familiar with the old one. The $9 million, four-year effort has created a limestone-landscaped complex with grass and trees inside and out, giving the pool a bucolic air despite its busy location near the zoo. City leaders hope the revamped complex can compete with nearby sprawling suburban pools.
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The new Como pool will be unrecognizable to anyone familiar with the old one. The $9 million, four-year effort has created a limestone-landscaped complex with grass and trees inside and out, giving the pool a bucolic air despite its busy location near the zoo. City leaders hope the revamped complex can compete with nearby sprawling suburban pools.

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