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$500 Reward Offered in Pool Vandalism


The Lake Ridge Parks and Recreation Association has offered a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in the incident Sunday night that saw several bags of kitty litter dumped into the Canterbury Woods Swimming Pool on Chaucer Lane in Lake Ridge.

The pool is closed for cleaning and is expected to reopen Thursday. This is the second time in as many years the pool has been closed due to vandals.

ORIGINAL POST 12:30 p.m. Monday 

LAKE RIDGE, Va. — A stinky situation led to the closure of the Canterbury Woods Pool in Lake Ridge on Monday.

Someone threw several bags of kitty litter and a park bench into the private community pool at the intersection of Springwoods Drive and Chaucer Lane.

That prompted the Lake Ridge Parks and Recreation Association to close and drain all of the water from the pool.

After it’s drained, the pool will be closed for four days while it’s scrubbed and decontaminated.

“It costs about $1,600 to drain, clean, and refill the pool. The most expensive part is refilling the water,” said LRPRA Assistant Recreation Director Victoria Blevins.

The pool is slated to reopen Thursday.

Last year, someone threw glass bottles onto the pool deck. After that incident, the pool was also drained, scrubbed, and refilled.

The pool closes for the season Sept. 3.


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