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
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 <www.parkboard.org>, 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.