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Local public swimming pools opening this weekend

May 23, 2008
By JOLENE CRAIG
PARKERSBURG — With this weekend’s expected warm, sunny weather, some area swimming pools will open to welcome kids and families seeking fun and relaxation.

Parkersburg pools in City Park and Southwood will open for Memorial Day, said a city spokesperson.

The hours Saturday will be noon to 6 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m. and Memorial Day noon-7 p.m. with the waterslide and golf courses operating on the same hours.

The pools will close during the week until schools are finished for the summer break, with the Saturday and Sunday hours staying the same.

The regular season will begin June 6 through Sept. 1 with weekday hours noon to 7 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Rates for the pools are free for ages three and under, $1.75 for ages four to 12 and $2.50 for ages 13 and up. Passes are $30 a person and $100 a family.

Prices for the waterslide are 50 cents per slide and $2 for five slides. Family pool passes with waterslide passes are $125.

The city of Parkersburg will continue to participate in the “Schools to Pools Program.”

The program, in its second year, offers season passes to those who might not be able to afford them.

Approximately 2,000 children qualify for the program, according to the city spokesperson. The cost per child is $25, an annual cost of $50,000.

For more information on the program, contact Mayor Bob Newell’s office at 424-8420.

The Belpre Swimming Pool will bypass the Memorial Day weekend and open June 5 for its second year.

The Marietta YMCA will manage the swimming pool for the second year and offer swimming lessons beginning June 16 with three sessions running for 10 days each. Signup for the lessons will be at the pool.

Admission to the pool ranges from free for children four and under to $5 for adults. Children and senior citizens are $4. Season passes are $85 for individuals and $150 for families or up to five members.

The hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Lessons and other activities taking place in the morning and evening hours.

The Marietta Aquatic Center at Indian Acres Park will open May 31 with hours noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday, a Marietta City spokesperson said.

The facility features zero depth entry pool, splash playground, lazy river and two water slides.

Rates for the Aquatic Center are $5 for ages 3- to 17-years-old, $6 for adults with pool passes available for $95 a child through $215 for families of four.

Article Photos

Photo by Jeff Baughan
Max Maxson of the Vienna Parks Department checks the pH balance of the Jackson Park pool Thursday evening. The pool, along with others in the valley, is scheduled to open Saturday.

 
 

 

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