SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — San Antonio Parks and Recreation announced some of the city’s pools will open later this month.
Eight pools will be open on Saturdays and Sundays starting May 21. Pools will be open 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
“With temperatures rising and reaching triple digit heat so early in the year, we’re excited to provide more swimming opportunities earlier in the season for the community to stay cool and have fun outdoors,” said Homer Garcia III, Director of Parks and Recreation.
The eight pools that will open on May 21 are:
Cassiano Pool located at 1440 S. Zarzamora.
Dellview Pool located at 500 Basswood.
Fairchild Pool located at 1214 E. Crockett.
Kingsborough Pool located at 350 Felps St.
Lady Bird Johnson Pool located at 10700 Nacogdoches Rd.
Spring Time Pool located at 6571 Spring Time.
Southside Lions Pool located at 3100 Hiawatha.
Westwood Pool located at 7627 W. Military.
Parks and Rec is partnering with Northeast ISD to offer community swim days on Mondays and Saturdays throughout the summer.
NEISD Sports Park located at 12001 Wetmore Rd. from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday June 6, 13, 20 and July 11, 18, 25. Noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday June 11 and July 9, 23. Attendance is free on community days.
Five splash pads are open and free to attend throughout the city that are open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Splash pads will be open through Oct. 31.
Splash pad locations:
Benavides Park located at 1500 Saltillo St.
Elmendorf Lake Park located at 3700 W Commerce St.
Hemisfair located at 434 S. Alamo.
Lincoln Park located at 2915 E. Commerce St.
Martin Luther King Park located at 3503 Martin Luther King Dr.
Pearsall Park located at 5102 Old Pearsall Rd.
The department is hiring Aquatics staff and is offering up to $700 as an incentive for hiring, training and certification.
“While we’re experiencing the industry-wide lifeguard shortages as other municipalities across the state and nation, our team is working hard to ensure the community has fun swimming and recreational opportunities this summer. We’re implementing creative hiring strategies like hiring incentives and starting our lifeguards early to keep them engaged and working sooner in the pool season. We’re also actively recruiting at schools and events – which we couldn’t do last year,” said Shanea Allen, Parks and Recreation Manager for Aquatics. “Due to these efforts, we’re able to expand pre-season pool sites to offer more swimming opportunities in more neighborhoods than in previous years.”
Parks and Recreation offers a number of programs and classes at this link.