This Center is an added benefit to the Newark Community. There's plenty to do for all ages. Even the teen center is a plus for our teens to keep them off of the streets and safe on Friday and Saturday nights.
However, there are 2 negative downsides that we see. First, the chlorine level in the air is very very strong. If you have a breathing problem like asthma you can't stay inside by the pool for very long. The chlorine will fill your lungs and make it harder to breathe and burn your eyes.
One of the solutions that the center has come up with is to watch your children and family through windows if you can get a chair since there aren't that many. That means no interaction with them and picture taking. And just no time with them.
The second negative that we have noticed is the bathroom situation. There are 2 entrances to each bathroom. Your children could go in to go to the bathroom from the pool and the wrong kind of person waiting in the bathroom could snatch your child and take them out through the other door and the parents would never know it.