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Metro Newsroom

Metro Parks Summer Pools to open Saturday

Wednesday May 26, 2010

Memorial Day weekend is a sign that summer is near, and Metro Parks is doing its part to mark the occasion by opening its four outdoor summer swimming pools. The city’s nine free spraygrounds and 16 free spraypads are already running, with two new spraygrounds scheduled to open later this summer.

Standard pool hours are daily from 1 to 6 p.m. 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 Spraygrounds are modern water playgrounds with a variety of spray elements; spraypads are converted wading pools, typically with a single obelisk that sprays water.

2010 Schedule:
May 29, 30, 31 -- Open
June 1, 2, 3, 4 -- Closed because of school
June 5 -- Normal summer schedule begins
May 31, July 4 -- All four outdoor pools open, Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center closed
July 31 -- Algonquin and Sun Valley pools close for season
August 14 - Fairdale and Norton close for season

Pool Locations 2010 Season Days Closed
Algonquin Park
1614 Cypress St.
June 5-July 31 Tuesdays
Fairdale Pool
Nelson Hornbeck Park
709 Fairdale Rd
June 5-August 14 Mondays
Norton Pool
4201 Lee Avenue
June 5-August 14 Thursdays
Sun Valley Pool
6505 Bethany Ln
June 5-July 31 Wednesdays