For FY2012, the Parks and Recreation Department received a budget enhancement to operate an extended season at four outdoor pools in order to provide additional opportunities for individuals to participate in physical activity. The four pools are Southside Lions (CD3), Heritage (CD4), Woodlawn (CD7), and LBJ (CD10).
These pools provided open swim and lap swimming opportunities during the month of October, the week of Spring Break, and started again this May and will run until the regular Summer pool season begins on June 16, and then will continue through September after regular Summer pool season ends.
The four pools operate Tuesday to Thursday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm and Saturday from 1:00pm to 7:00pm for open swim with lap swimming being offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 7:30am – 9:30am.
During the week of Spring Break (March 12 to 18), there were 6,131 visitors at the four pools. Since reopening on May 5, the four pools have seen 7,336 visitors including 50 lap swimmers taking advantage of this fitness opportunity.
Beginning Saturday, June 16 the Summer Pool Season begins with all 24 of our outdoor pools opening throughout the summer free of charge. The Summer Pool Season will run from mid-June to mid-August, with regular hours being Tuesday – Sunday from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. This year in an effort to provide more time in the evening for working families to enjoy the pools during the regular pool season the Parks Department will adjust the hours at 5 pools. The five pools will operate from 2:00pm to 8:00pm Tuesday through Sunday; they will shift their hours to open an hour later but will stay open an hour later as well. The pools designated for the adjusted schedule are: Fairchild (CD2), Kennedy (CD5), San Pedro (CD1), Springtime (CD8) and Sunset Hills (CD7). The 4 pools currently providing Lap Swimming will continue to be offer it through the summer season on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
In addition there are a variety of programs available including the Summer Youth Program, Fitness in the Park, a Teen Connection program, swimming lessons, tennis lessons, and several other opportunities for fitness and fun. Everyone is invited to come out and stay cool this summer and get in a little physical fitness while doing it.
For more information about any of our summer activities, the community can contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (210) 207-3000.