In an effort to increase recreational and leisure activities in the capital’s growing neighborhoods, the Jerusalem Municipality announced Sunday that it will build seven public swimming pools across the city.
According to a statement, the pools will be built in East Talpiot, Pisgat Ze’ev, Ramot, the German Colony, Har Nof, Malha and Beit Hanina. The average price for each pool is over NIS 30 million, the municipality said.
Noting that the capital does not enjoy the benefits of coastal cities, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, who spearheaded the initiative, said he hoped the additional pools would provide recreation for residents of all ages, and attract young families to the city.
“This is another step we are taking to improve the quality of life of the residents of Jerusalem,” said Barkat.
It remains unclear when construction of the pools will be completed.