August 28, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Labor Day weekend last chance for outdoor pools

Labor Day weekend signals the end of outdoor pool season, with two Splash-n-Sizzle events offered by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.

A special Back to School Splash-n-Sizzle event takes place Friday, Aug. 30, 4-10 p.m. at Fassnight Pool, 1300 S. Campbell Ave., offering a rare opportunity for night swimming at Fassnight Pool.

"It is a neat experience to swim after dark at Fassnight Pool," said Marc Baker, Aquatics Coordinator for the Park Board. "Because the lights are above the pool shining down, rather than lights under the water, it makes the pool an electric blue color."

Admission to Fassnight Friday night is $1 or free with a canned food item donation. All food collected goes to Ozarks Food Harvest.

Fassnight Pool and Grant Beach Pool, 1300 N. Grant Ave., reopen Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, 1-6:30 p.m. Normal pool admission is $2.75 adults,$2.25 kids age 3-17. After 5:30 p.m., admission drops to $1 or a canned food item.

The final Splash-n-Sizzle event of the summer is Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2. Fassnight and Grant Beach pools are open 1-6:30 p.m. Again, admission all day is $1 or free with a canned food item donation.

Labor Day is the last day for humans to swim. Canines, however, are invited to dog paddle in Fassnight Pool Tuesday, Sept. 3, 4-7 p.m. at Dog Swim X. Proof of vaccination is required and preregistration is strongly recommended. 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.

For more information, or to register for Dog Swim X, contact the Springfield-Greene County Park Board at 417-864-1049 or visit parkboard.org.

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.