The dark green mesh fence that surrounds the pool at Verdugo Park belies a busy schedule of prep work before heavy construction on new facilities starts — a day that can't come soon enough for visitors grappling with the temporary loss of some parking.
Sean Corrigan, the city engineer overseeing the project, said work currently includes “isolating utilities” in the upstairs recreation center — such as water lines — so the facility can remain open to the public.
“As soon as that's complete, we will start knocking down walls,” Corrigan said.
Similar work is being done with sewer lines, he said, adding that all the work at this point is inside.
“In the latter half of July, that's when you will see demolition, outside, of the concrete pool shell,” Corrigan said.
Burbank Water and Power workers, Charter Communications and AT&T have also been at the site because the phone system needed to be moved, Corrigan said.