CITY REC SETS DATES
FOR OPENING OF OUTDOOR POOLS
Roosevelt’s 50-meter pool opens Memorial Day;
Horace Mann, Parkview, Jimmy Hilton pools open June 8
RAPID CITY, SD—It won’t be long when some of the dominant smells and sounds of summer take over city pools: sunscreen, lifeguard whistles, loud chatter from kids, popular music tunes over loudspeakers and water fountains spraying water.
As the school bells prepare to ring for the final time this school year, the doors to the City’s outdoor pools will soon follow. The City’s Recreation Division has announced the date for city pools to open for the summer season.
With the last day of school set for Friday, June 2, City pools at Parkview, Horace Mann and the Jimmy Hilton pool at Sioux Park will open the following Thursday, June 8. The pools will be open daily from noon to 6 p.m. The 50-meter outdoor pool at the Roosevelt Swim Center will open Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 and will be open Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5:30 p.m.
ROOSEVELT’S 50-METER OUTDOOR POOL: Monday, May 29
HORACE MANN POOL: June 8
PARKVIEW POOL: June 8
JIMMY HILTON POOL AT SIOUX PARK: June 8
“It’s been one long winter,” said City Recreation Specialist Teaghan Berkey. “We know everyone’s ready to hit the water and have some summer pool fun.”
The opening date coincides with the school calendar and staff training.
“We’re looking forward to another exciting summer at the City pools,” said City Aquatics Specialist Barb Iwan. “As soon as school gets out, we’ll conduct the training for our seasonal staff including the lifeguards and then open up the following week.”
Daily swim passes are $7 for adults and youth, and $6 for senior citizens 62 years and older. Quarterly, yearly and 20-punch passes are also available.
Special features this summer at the three city pools include a Splash & Dash special on Mondays through Saturdays with half price entrance from 5 to 6 p.m. and Sundays will again be designated as ‘Funday 4 Sunday’ with a group of four admitted for $12. Each additional person in the group is regular admission cost.
The public is also reminded the Sioux Park tennis court renovation project and reduced parking capacity near the Sioux Park Stadium access off Canyon Lake Drive. Parking options include the Dakota Drive access point off Canyon Lake Drive to the Sioux Park complex as well as the Sioux Park and Noordermeer Field parking lots.
Anyone with questions or wishing more information about the City’s outdoor pools or the Swim Center, call the Rapid City Parks and Recreation Department at 394-4175 or the Rapid City Swim Center at 394-5223.