Wednesday, May 21, 2008

News Release

Wouldn't the pools make more money if they charged a little more money and opened earlier ???

I seem to recall the pool in my hometown opening at 10:00 with one lifeguard on duty until noon at which point we had three or four lifeguards and a packed house.

May 20, 2008

News Release

For Immediate Release

Pools Open for Memorial Day Weekend

All Springfield-Greene County Park Board outdoor pools will open for the weekend at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 24 & Sunday, May 25. All outdoor pools will open for the season on Saturday, May 31. Summer season days of operation will be from 1 - 6:30 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. Locations in the following parks include Doling, Fassnight, Grant Beach, Meador, Silver Springs, Westport, and McGee-McGregor Wading Pool in Phelps Grove.

Doling, Fassnight and Meador Park pools will open for special Memorial Day hours of 1 - 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 26, for the annual Splash 'n Sizzle event. Admission is $1, or free with the donation of a canned food item. All food collected will benefit the Ozarks Food Harvest.

Free Swim Days are as follows:

  • 10 - 11:30 a.m., Thursday, July 10, Westport Pool
  • 10 - 11:30 a.m., Thursday, July 17, Doling Pool
  • 10 - 11:30 a.m., Thursday, July 24, Silver Springs Pool
  • 10 - 11:30a.m., Thursday, July 31, Grant Beach Pool

Coupon books and summer pool passes are available, and daily admission fees include:

Youth (ages 3 - 17)$2.00
Adults (ages 18 & older)$2.50
Seniors (ages 60 & older)$2.00
Children (ages 2 & under)Free with paid adult admission

For more information regarding swim lessons, birthday packages, pool rentals, hours of operation at each location, fees, and the youth swim team program, visit <>, or call the Aquatics hotline at 864-2099 or the Aquatics Office at 891-1616.

For more information, contact: Marc Baker, Aquatics Coordinator, 891-1616.

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