July 03, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Parks Extends Pool Hours, Offers Cooling

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board is offering extended outdoor pool hours and two cooling centers this week during a Heat Advisory issued by the National Weather Service.

Fassnight Pool will remain open until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, and Thursday, July 5.

Splash n' Sizzle events already planned for this week offer extended pool hours with admission for $1 or one canned food item donation. All food collected goes to Ozarks Food Harvest. Splash n' Sizzle locations, days and hours include:

Wednesday, July 4
Fassnight Pool, 1300 S. Campbell Ave., 12-8 p.m.
Grant Beach Pool, 1300 N. Grant Ave. 12-5:30 p.m.
Meador Pool, 2500 S. Fremont Ave. 12-5:30 p.m.
(All other pools closed for Independence Day holiday)

Friday, July 6
Grant Beach Pool, 1300 N. Grant Ave., 5:30-8 p.m.
Westport Pool, 3100 W. Mt Vernon St., 5:30-8 p.m.
Silver Springs Pool, 1100 N. Hampton Ave., 5:30-8 p.m.

Saturday, July 7
Fassnight Pool, 1300 S. Campbell Ave.,
Meador Pool, 2500 S. Fremont Ave.

All outdoor pools are also open normal hours Thursday through Sunday, 1-6:30 p.m. Normal admission is $2.75 adults, $2.25 kids 17 and under. After 5:30 p.m. admission to all pools drops to $1 or a canned food item.

Those needing a break from the heat are welcome to spend time in free cooling centers available during regular business hours Thursday through Saturday at:

Chesterfield Family Center lobby
2511 W. Republic Road, 417-891-1616
5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday- Independence Day Hours
5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday
7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday

Doling Family Center lobby
310 E. Talmage St., 471-837-5900
5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday- Independence Day Hours
5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday
7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday

Seating is available at all three locations.

For media inquiries, call Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-874-2176 or 417-224-5510.