The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department will open the City’s nine public pools Saturday, May 24.
Star City Shores will be open every day from 12:30 to 8 p.m. Arnold Heights, Ballard, Belmont, Eden, Highlands, Irving, University Place and Woods pools will open at 1 p.m. every day. Closing hours vary by day and location. The free Trago Park spraygrounds is open every day through Labor Day from 11 a.m to 7 p.m. More information is available at parks.lincoln.ne.gov or by calling 402-441-7847 (extension 4).
Memorial Day weekend is a busy one, if weather corporate's, "We'll still have quite a few people come even if we don't have the weather for swimming," says Holly Lewis, with Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department.
Online registration is under way for swimming lessons as well as swim and diving teams. Information also is available online for season swim passes, middle-school Night Splash, pool rentals and the end-of-the-year Dog Splash.
Family Swim Nights at six pools will continue from 6 to 8 p.m. again this year. Admission is $7 for the entire family. The schedule varies by location:
•Belmont - Mondays
•Eden - Mondays and Tuesdays
•Irving - Wednesdays and Fridays
•Arnold - Tuesdays and Fridays
•Ballard - Fridays
•Woods - Fridays (except during scheduled swim meets)
The public pools are scheduled to be open through Sunday, August 10.