August 03, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Grant Beach, Westport Pools Open Late Due to Heat

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for today, Friday, Aug. 3. 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:

If the National Weather Service extends the Heat Advisory throughout the weekend, the following pools would be open until 8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 4:

Sunday, Aug. 5:

Please check local weather outlets to confirm Heat Advisories this weekend. Pools will follow regular schedules if no Heat Advisory is issued.

All outdoor pools are open normal hours daily 1-6:30 p.m., with maintenance days staggered Monday through Wednesday. A full schedule is posted at

Normal admission is $2.75 adults, $2.25 kids age 3-17. 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, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sundays

Doling Family Center lobby
310 E. Talmage St., 471-837-5900
5 a.m. - 10 p.m. weekdays 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sundays

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.