May 30, 2022

Indy Parks announces opening date for city pools

Indy Parks announces opening date for city pools

As the school year comes to a close for many students, the onset of summer means opportunities to stay cool and have fun with friends. 

Indy Parks has announced it will open eight of the city’s 17 public pools on June 4. Indy Parks Spokesperson Ronnetta Spalding said the department is addressing staffing shortages. The department is looking to hire lifeguards, cashiers, pool managers, day camp counselors, food program coordinators.

“We need to make sure that each and every one of the pools that are slated to open that we actually have an adequate number of folks there that are  trained; making sure that we have a great amount of staff for each specific pool, so that we can definitely open those doors this summer.”

A few of the city’s parks will offer movie screenings, concerts, health and wellness activities and something for bird and nature lovers.

“They will be able to point out some of those birds, learn about them, listen to how they're calling out to each other. They do have a lot of nature themed kind of inspired programs for kids to whether you're trying to see some of the flowers and notice some of the insects or some of the animals that call our park spaces home,” Spalding said.

Pool admission will be free throughout the summer for Marion County residents. Adults must show their state-issued ID to obtain a free pool pass at any Indy Parks Family Center or pool location, or at Riverside Regional Park’s customer service center. 

The Indy Parks pools opening June 4 are:

  • Bethel Park
  • Ellenberger Park
  • Frederick Douglass Park
  • Garfield Park
  • Indy Island Aquatic Center
  • Perry Park
  • Thatcher Park
  • Willard Park

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