Families in Charlottesville Enjoy an Afternoon at the Final Sunday Sundowns
The City of Charlottesville is making sure people have access to a pool on a warm day with a series of Sunday Sundowns.
The City's Parks and Recreation department hosted its final sundown of the season at Washington Park. This event gives families the chance to get out the house and have some fun.
Hundreds of people lined up outside Washington Park Pool in Charlottesville on Sunday afternoon for a cool dip.
“This is our first time this year that we have perfect weather so we have a lot of community members coming out,” said Riaan Anthony with parks and recreation. We really wanted a good day because the last two events it was just a down pour.”
The event not only offers free swimming, but food and music as well.
"It's a great event for the community to have somewhere where people can come out as a family, take part in swimming and then also enjoy a free meal as well,” said Jonathan Pace, event organizer.
A member of a Charlottesville band who passed away Leroi Moore helped Sunday Sundowns come to light.
"Bama Works is a foundation with the Dave Matthews band. Leroi was a band member and he has a trust that said that will need to provide free swimming for the community and also entertainment,” Anthony said.
This is Moore's way of leaving something meaningful behind.
"He grew up in Charlottesville and he always wanted kids to have access to city amenities and I believe this was his way of giving back to the community,” Anthony said.
The most important part is to spend time with one another.
“Just enjoy a nice Sunday with their family, have fun, spend time at one of our great parks and enjoy the pool as well,” said Pace.
Sunday was the last Sunday Sundowns of the summer, but the pool will remain open until school opens back up.