Archive for Thursday, May 27, 2010

Outdoor Aquatic Center to open Saturday

May 27, 2010


As Memorial Day approaches, area swimmers are looking forward to the annual opening of the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Ky., said Jimmy Gibbs, Lawrence aquatics manager.

“Very much so,” Gibbs said, as he’s been receiving the usual calls about when the pool opens.

The pool’s on schedule to open Saturday.

The opening is contingent on the weather, he said, and typically, lightning is the main concern for operation of the pool.

Summer Splash passes, which can be used all summer at the city’s swimming centers, can be purchased for $60 today and Friday at the Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive.

Daily passes for each of the pools are $3 for children and seniors, and $4 for adults. Children under the age of 5 are admitted free.

The following are the hours for the Outdoor Aquatic Center, as well as the South Park Wading Pool, 1131 Mass.:

Outdoor Aquatic Center

• Saturday to Aug. 13, open daily 1 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

• Morning lap swim runs Tuesday to Aug. 21, 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

South Park Wading Pool

• Open from Tuesday to Aug. 7.

• Monday through Friday, open 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays.

For hours of operation for the Carl Knox Natatorium, 1901 La., and the Indoor Aquatic Center, visit


Bridgett Walthall 8 years ago

Can we get some clarification on the wading pool dates/prices? Does Tuesday mean this past tuesday or next week? Most of the kids at the wading pool are under five--weren't they going to start charging a dollar per kid?

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