As the school year draws to a close, Shawnee County Parks and Recreation swimming pools will open for the season at noon on Saturday, May 25. The neighborhood pools are often one of the first destinations for students celebrating the start of summer vacation.
The pools are open seven days a week; the hours and admission fee will vary at each facility:
Blaisdell Family Aquatic Center in Gage Park, SW 6th & Gage Blvd.
Garfield Family Aquatic Center, 1600 N Quincy
Hillcrest Family Aquatic Center, 1800 SE 21st St.
Lake Shawnee Swim Beach, 3300 SE 29th St.
Oakland Pool, 801 NE Poplar
Rossville Community Swimming Pool, 714 Main St., Rossville
Shawnee North Family Aquatic Center, 300 NE 43rd St.
One pool that won’t be open is the Crestview Pool, 4801 SW Shunga Dr. The pool is closed due to structural issues. Topeka’s spray park in Samuel Jackson Park, SE 8th and Lake Street will also open on Saturday; there is no fee to use the spray park.
Registration is underway for swim lessons that begin June 3. The lessons run two weeks, Monday thru Thursday. The cost is $45 per session. Diving and aquatic exercise classes are also available.