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Metro Parks Summer Pools to Open for Memorial Day Weekend

Thursday May 23, 2013

Memorial Day weekend signifies that summer is near, and Metro Parks is doing its part to mark the occasion by opening its four outdoor summer swimming pools for the holiday weekend. The city’s free spraygrounds and spraypads are already running and ready for use. The regular summer season for outdoor pools begins June 8, after schools are recessed for summer break.

Standard pool hours are daily from 1 to 6 p.m. (Norton pool hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily). All outdoor pools close one day a week for maintenance. Admission is $2 for children 17 and under, and $3 for adults 18 and over. Photo identification is required for anyone age 9 or older; children 8 or under must be accompanied by a guardian with photo identification. Metro Parks can make identification cards for children who need them for $4 per card; call (502) 897-9949 for details.

Pool patrons may bring their own picnic supplies, although large coolers, glass containers and alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Metro Parks reserves the right to inspect small coolers. To provide a healthy swimming environment, all pools are smoke-free. Every pool features lifeguards that are certified in CPR and First Aid.

Additionally, the indoor Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center – at 201 Reservoir Road in Crescent Hill Park – is open six days a week, year-round. It’s closed on Sundays and major holidays.

For information on sprayground and spraypad locations, visit www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/recreation/summerpools.htm. Spraygrounds are modern water playgrounds with a variety of spray elements; spraypads are converted wading pools, typically with a single obelisk that sprays water.

2013 Schedule:
May 25, 26, 27 – Open
May 28-31 – Closed, school in session
June 1, 2 - Open
June 3-7 – Closed, school in session
June 8 – Regular summer schedule begins
May 27 -Outdoor pools open, Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center closed
July 4 – Algonquin, Fairdale & Sun Valley are Open. Norton Pool & MTMAC Closed
August 3 – Last day for Outdoor Pools

Pool Locations:
Algonquin Park
1614 Cypress Street, 40210
(502) 772-7907
Closed: Tuesdays

Fairdale (Nelson Hornbeck Park)
709 Fairdale Road, 40118
(502) 361-8270
Closed: Mondays

Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center (Indoor Facility)
201 Reservoir Road, 40206
(502) 897-9949
Closed: Sundays

Norton (Camp Taylor Memorial Park)
4201 Lee Avenue, 40213
(502) 451-0678
Closed: Thursdays

Sun Valley Park
6506 Bethany Lane, 40272
(502) 935-0302
Closed: Wednesdays