Do you use the Marengo Pool?

Do you use the Marengo Pool?

Created by Marengo Parent on Apr 25, 2008

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Yes we go daily in the summer.

We go a few times a year.

We tried it & wasn't impressed

We tried it and it was dirty.

we will never go there again.

it is too crowded.

there's not enough lifeguards.

it's worth the fee you pay.

it's NOT worth the cost.

I have never been to the pool.

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Free for all

Chicago, IL

#1 Apr 26, 2008
I hear when a little kid loses his snickers bar in the pool - it's called a Code Brown!

Since: Sep 08

AOL

#2 Sep 29, 2008
Last year a manager at the Marengo Pool showed pornography to underage female staff. This manager was allowed to keep "it's" job AND no charges were filed! Denise Anderson never even reprimanded this manager! Perhaps she enjoys porn as well...
hmm

Marengo, IL

#3 Sep 30, 2008
what manager? you mention denise, but who was the manager? that is the person that did the wrongfull thing here.
maybe denise knows more details than you do and handled it.
seems like you want to trash denise and not the person who had adult material at work.
as far as i know most people that work there are 17ish. do you really think 17 year olds never saw porn before?
granted its not the right place to have that material, but that has no bearing on how well or not, the pool is run or if you like it there, if you visit.

Since: Sep 08

AOL

#4 Sep 30, 2008
HAHAHA I'm sure the parents of those 17 year olds agree with you completely. I'm sure they said go ahead and show my child some porn.

Are you even listening to what you are saying here? Porn is illegal. Especially when it's being shown to someone 16 or younger!

It doesn't matter that the manager's name is not mentioned. It's Denise Anderson's park. In the end, she's responsible for everything that happens at her park. Tell me then, how did she handle the situation if the manager was never punished?

If Denise knew what was going on at her park and paid attention to the people she hired and managers she put into place then NO ONE would have shown or seen porn.

It's my opinion that Denise is at fault here. If that's not your opinion "bartlett, il" that's fine. We're all entitled to our own opinion.
Just as unhappy

South Haven, MI

#5 Oct 1, 2008
Some people just don't take things seriously. I agree with you "Uncovering Lies" I would not be happy if my child came home and told me about being shown porn at work.
Natalee

United States

#6 Oct 4, 2008
i have been there it is gross!
mary

Marengo, IL

#7 Oct 7, 2008
we love it there. they also employ the students of the town, so thanks marengo pool!
joeshmo

Marengo, IL

#8 Oct 7, 2008
"Are you even listening to what you are saying here? Porn is illegal. "

Umm get it right, porn isnt illegal. Tthey sell it in stores.

Maybe you should get some, ur pretty uptight.

Must be fun bashing people behind a mask. I wonder why you don't go have a talk with them face to face about your 'issues'. Coward?

Not very adult of you to bash people on the internet when a conversation face to face might help. You must be some fat stay home mom that has no workplace professionalism.

Get real, there are more important things in life.

Since: Sep 08

AOL

#9 Oct 8, 2008
hey, joeshmo! do you think people would be posting on here if they hadn't already tried getting someplace with the park district? why post on here first? surely denise anderson doesn't even KNOW about this forum....duh! this forum is to express to the marengo citizens that THEIR park district isn't as perfect as it would seem. it's up to EVERYONE to do something about it.

Since: Sep 08

AOL

#10 Oct 8, 2008
joeshmo wrote:
"Are you even listening to what you are saying here? Porn is illegal. "
Umm get it right, porn isnt illegal. Tthey sell it in stores.
Maybe you should get some, ur pretty uptight.
Must be fun bashing people behind a mask. I wonder why you don't go have a talk with them face to face about your 'issues'. Coward?
Not very adult of you to bash people on the internet when a conversation face to face might help. You must be some fat stay home mom that has no workplace professionalism.
Get real, there are more important things in life.
What is it you LOVE about the park Joeshmo? Make me change my mind about the park.

“It's a bathroom”

Since: Jul 07

Get over it, already

#11 Oct 16, 2008
Uncovering Lies wrote:
Porn is illegal.
Showing porn:
a. to a teen, and
b. at work
is definitely NOT a good thing.

However, porn itself isn't illegal. Were that the case, there'd be an awful lot of people in Marengo (even a few pious ones) who'd be harboring illegal materials.
Publius

Chicago, IL

#12 Oct 17, 2008
We bought a season pass for the first time this year. Overall, pretty pleased. The emboldened teen lifeguards are a bit much, and I wish they would just shut off the sprayer once in awhile.

Overall, the biggest disappointment was the fact that it closes for the season BEFORE Labor Day, just because all the teens go back to school. There were SEVERAL hot days we could have been enjoying our pass..
Just as unhappy

Shawano, WI

#13 Oct 20, 2008
After living in Marengo for a few years I have come to realize that the pool will always have some flaws. Lately they have gone through a few pool directors and that just adds to the mess. I don't think there is enough time dedicated to the pool by the park. It seems as though the pool is thrown together at the last minute and there are things that are bound to go wrong. One of the problems they have been having the last few years was that the pool was not monitored enough. You can't employ a bunch of high school kids and leave them alone and expect them to do a perfect job. I believe that these kids have done a wonderful job, but kids will be kids. They need that structure. As for closing so early in the season, I understand that they empoly high school kids who go back to school but school only goes to 3pm you can easily go swimming until 7 or 8pm in the summer and there are always weekends. Atleast this way citizens get something for the money while the kids still earn a few extra bucks.

Since: Sep 08

AOL

#14 Oct 20, 2008
Well said, Just as Unhappy! I just might go to a board meeting come February and bring this point up.
Making a Difference

Bay City, MI

#15 Nov 12, 2008
The public pool is a wonderful place for our children to spend their summer days regardless of who is running the pool. If you guys keep up your complaints about the pool they might simply close it down and our kids will be left with NO public pool. Is that what you want?
whiners

Marengo, IL

#16 Nov 13, 2008
Yes thats what they want. Some fat old housewife has it out for Denise so they trash the park on here instead of being a G R O W N U P and handling her complaints the adult way.

Pretty childish. Shows the immaturity and lack of professionalism they have.

Go to a board meeting, and voice your opinions.

Grow the f up people. Some of us really love out Park Dist. and use all its facilities.
Denise Anderson

Marengo, IL

#17 Nov 18, 2008
Salary to run the Park District is $60k a year which does come from the Marengo Residents, to apply for the Board of Directors apply at Marengo City Hall, The Marengo Park District or contact our Marengo Mayor.
so stupid

Williams Bay, WI

#18 Nov 25, 2008
Did you know its illegal to use someone elses name to spread lies and rumors about them? Man You must totally be so jealous of her its pathetic.

Go walk your fat butt off at one of our beautiful park district paths. Maybe you will feel better about your fat self.

Sad Sad angry whining people..change their names to make it seem like there are MORe of you .. what an IDIOT.
cookies and ip address

Madison, WI

#19 Dec 17, 2008
your ip address can lead this right to your computer. you all are idiots for the verbally slamming of a person in public, I hope you all get jail time. grow the f up!
Frontdesk

Saint Charles, IL

#20 Aug 26, 2010
I've worked at the pool for two years and might I say this is pathetic. What porn? No manager has ever shown under aged girls porn! Secondly we don't employ anyone without a spine if that did happen which it didn't it's called reporting it. Just becaus you disagree with the way things are run don't complain take action. We work very hard and. Although you think we don't do anything come look once in a while instead of sitting complaining on a computer!

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