August 01, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Extended pool hours, cooling centers offered during Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for today, Wednesday, Aug. 1. During this heat advisory, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board is offering extended outdoor pool hours and access to air-conditioned lobbies serving as cooling centers.
 
The following pools will be open until 8 p.m. today:
 
Grant Beach Pool, 1300 N. Grant Ave.
Westport Pool, 3100 W. Mt Vernon St.
 
All outdoor pools are also open normal hours daily 1-6:30 p.m., with maintenance days staggered Monday through Wednesday. A full schedule is posted at parkboard.org/aquatics.
 
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. All food collected goes to Ozarks Food Harvest.
 
Those needing a break from the heat are welcome to spend time in free cooling centers available during regular business hours during Heat Advisories, at:
 
Chesterfield Family Center lobby
2511 W. Republic Road, 417-891-1616
5 a.m. - 10 p.m. weekdays                                       
 
Doling Family Center lobby
310 E. Talmage St., 471-837-5900
5 a.m. - 10 p.m. weekdays
 
Mediacom Ice Park upper and lower lobby
635 E. Trafficway, 417-866-7444
10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. weekdays
 
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.