Pools to Open in May

You know it is summer when pools open for the season. The Castlewood, Southland, Tates Creek and Woodland aquatic centers officially open on Saturday, May 23, at noon. All remaining pools will open on Saturday, May 30.

The season will kick off with Poolapalooza at Southland Aquatic Center on Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Along with free admission, the event features music, door prizes and children’s games.

The city’s aquatic centers are state-of-the-art facilities and include bath houses, concession areas (grills at Southland and Woodland), water play areas for children 10 & under, outdoor play area, playgrounds, slides, diving boards (3-meter board at Woodland), grassy beach areas for sunning and zero-depth entry/exit.

After opening day, operating hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1-8 p.m. on Sunday, except for Southland, which is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Saturday and 1-8 p.m. on Sunday. Pool passes for the 2015 season will be available and can be purchased at any aquatic center during operating hours throughout the summer. The cost is $40 for a single pool pass. Info: 288-2973.