August 29, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Labor Day Weekend Last Chance for Outdoor Pools

Labor Day weekend is the last weekend for swimming in the Park Board's outdoor pools this season.

Fassnight Pool will be open Friday, Aug. 31, 4-10 p.m. Fassnight Pool and Grant Beach Pool will be open Saturday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 3, 1-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. All other outdoor pools are now closed.

Friday and Monday are both Splash n' Sizzle events, when admission is $1 or a canned food donation. Admission is also reduced after 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All food collected goes to Ozarks Food Harvest. Regular pool admission is $2.75 for adults, $2.25 for kids 3-17.

Labor Day is the last day for humans to swim in Springfield's outdoor pools this season. Canines, however, are invited to dog paddle in Fassnight Pool Tuesday, Sept. 4, 4-7 p.m. at Dog Swim IX. Proof of vaccination is required and preregistration is strongly recommended, helping dogs and owners spend less time waiting in line and filling out paperwork. Registration is $8 per dog and dog owner; additional humans are $3. All proceeds benefit Cruse Dog Park, Springfield's first off-leash dog park.

In the event of rain, call the Aquatics Hotline to check for cancellations at 417-864-2099.

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