(May 28, 2010) – Swimmers looking to splash into summer will get their chance Memorial Day weekend when the City’s two family aquatic centers and 16 spraygrounds open for the 2010 season.
Earlywine Family Aquatic Center, SW 119th and May, and Will Rogers Family Aquatic Center, NW 36th at Grand Boulevard, will both open at noon on Saturday, May 29. Aquatic center hours are noon – 6 p.m. May 29 – 31, noon – 9 p.m. June 5 – August 15. The aquatic centers will shift to a weekends-only schedule August 20 – September 6.
Admission to the family aquatic centers is $6 per person before 6 p.m. Twilight fees of $3 per person after 6 p.m. begin May 29. Season passes are available for $50 per person or $150 for a family of four. Season pass holders are offered admission at 11 a.m. Monday – Friday.
The City’s 16 spraygrounds will also open on May 29. Operating hours are 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily through Monday, September 6. Spraygrounds are located:
Douglass Park, 901 Frederick Douglass Ave
EB Jeffrey Park, 4432 NW 16
Harvest Hills Park, NW 104th & Harvest Hills Dr
Lippert Park, 5500 S Shartel
Macklanburg Park, 11700 N Stratford Dr
McCracken Park, SE 64 & Byers Ave
McKinley Park, 1300 N McKinley
Melrose Park, NW 5 & Council
Memorial Park, 3600 N Classen
North Highland Park, NW 82 & Harvey
Reed Park, NW 12 & May Ave
Schilling Park, 537 SE 25
Sellers Park, 8301 S Villa
Taylor Park, 1115 SW 70
Wiley Post Park, SW 17 & Robinson
Youngs Park, SW 44 & Youngs
Children under six years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all of the City’s aquatics facilities, including spraygrounds. Children under 4 must wear plastic pants or swim diapers in pools. Footwear such as boat shoes or swimming “slippers” is recommended at all spraygrounds.