City Announces Opening of Outdoor Pools Ahead of Sweltering Weekend

Beginning this Friday, June 11, the City’s 3 outdoor pools - Cherokee Pool, Fairgrounds Pool and Marquette Pool - will be open from noon to 6pm.

June 9, 2021 | 2 min reading time

Today, Mayor Tishaura O. Jones’ administration announced the opening of City pools ahead of a sweltering summer weekend. Beginning this Friday, June 11, the City’s 3 outdoor pools - Cherokee Pool, Fairgrounds Pool and Marquette Pool - will be open from noon to 6pm.

“City pools give young people the opportunity to come together, have fun and cool off in a safe environment,” said Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Greg Hayes. “The City has worked diligently to open outdoor pools in the face of personnel shortages, and as Mayor Jones highlighted earlier today, we are still looking for more applicants to fill our many seasonal vacancies.”

Indoor pools will continue to operate on a limited-hours basis. Find a full list of pool schedules, including specific days with scheduled hours, on the public swimming pools webpage. Find a list of open positions with the City, on the Work for the City webpage. Seasonal Lifeguard jobs are open to ages 15 and up and pay at least $15 an hour. 

  • Contact Information:
    Nick Dunne
    Public Information Officer
    Office Phone: (314) 622-4072
  • Department:
    Office of the Mayor
    Department of Parks
    Recreation
    and Forestry
    Division of Recreation
  • Topic:
    Parks and Gardens

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