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OKC Spraygrounds, Family Aquatic Centers set to open Saturday, May 28

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While area school children are putting the final touches on school projects and end-of-term book reports, employees with the City of Oklahoma City are putting their own final touches on the City’s aquatics facilities in preparation for the busy summer season.
The City’s 16 spraygrounds and two family aquatic centers will open to the public at on Saturday, May 28. Four other pools will open June 14.

Spraygrounds
Spraygrounds are open daily from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. May 28 – September 5.

Locations include: Douglass Park, E.B. Jeffrey Park, Harvest Hills Park, Lippert Park, Macklanburg Park, McCracken Park, McKinley Park, Melrose Park, Memorial Park, North Highland Park, Reed Park, Schilling Park, Sellers Park, Taylor Park, Wiley Post Park and Youngs Park.

Earlywine and Will Rogers Family Aquatic Family Centers

The two family aquatic centers will open at noon on May 28.

Hours of operation are:

May 28, 29, 30 noon – 6 p.m.

June 4, 5 noon – 6 p.m.
June 6 – August 14 noon – 9 p.m.

August 15 – Labor Day Weekends only

Entry fees are $5 per person/per day or $3 after 6:00 p.m.

Earlywine Family Aquatic Center is located in Earlywine Park at SW 119 and May Avenue. Will Rogers Family Aquatic Center is located inside Will Rogers Park, at 3201 N Grand Boulevard.

Season Pass Sales and Swim Lesson Registration

 

Season passes for the two family aquatic centers are available for purchase beginning Wednesday, May 23 at 3:00 p.m. Passes cost $50 per individual or $150 for a family of four. The passes are available at Earlywine and Will Rogers Family Aquatics Centers and are valid throughout the summer.

Also, parents can now sign their children up for swimming lessons at Earlywine and Will Rogers. Five two-week sessions begin June 6. Each session includes eight one-hour lessons and costs $20 per child. Lessons are available for all ages and swimming abilities.

REGULATIONS

Children under six years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all of the City’s aquatics facilities, including spraygrounds. Children under four must wear plastic pants or swim diapers in pools. Footwear such as boat shoes or swimming “slippers” is recommended at all spraygrounds.

For more information, park and sprayground locations, call the Oklahoma City Parks & Recreation Department at (405) 297-2211, or visit online at www.okc.gov/parks.

 

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