Ready to beat the summer heat and escape to the cooling waters of a Cincinnati pool?
The Cincinnati Recreation Commission (CRC) has opened a slew of public pools this summer, offering fun, sun and even free swimming lessons. But you still need to make a reservation as a coronavirus safety measure.
As of June 7, the following facilities are open and offering:
- Dempsey, 933 Hawthorne Ave., Carthage/East Price Hill — Features a deep water pool with a diving board and shallow wading pool.
- Dickman, 6720 Home City Ave., Sayler Park — Has a deep water pool with a diving board and shallow wading pool.
- Dunham "Otto Armleder Memorial Regional Aquatic Center," 4356 Dunham Lane, Sayler Park/Westwood — Offers a shallow pool, water slide and zero-depth entrance.
- Evanston, 3205 Woodburn Ave., Evanston — Has a wading pool, water slide, zero-depth entrance and shallow pool.
- Hartwell, 8275 Vine St., Hartwell — Features a deep water pool with a shallow poll and a diving board.
- Hirsch, 3630 Reading Road, Avondale — Offers a water spray feature, water slides, shallow pool, wading pool and zero-depth entrance.
- Lincoln, 1027 Linn St., West End — Has a deep end, diving well, diving board and wading pool.
- McKie, 1655 Chase Ave., Northside — Offers a deep pool with a diving board and a shallow wading pool.
- Mt. Washington, 1715 Beacon St., Mt. Washington — Has a deep pool with a diving board and wading pool.
- Oakley, 3900 Paxton Ave., Oakley — Has a deep water pool with a diving board and a shallow wading pool.
- Pleasant Ridge, 5915 Ridge Ave., Pleasant Ridge — Has a deep water pool with a diving board and a shallow wading pool.
- Ryan, 2856 Fischer Place, Westwood — Has a deep water pool with a diving board and a shallow wading pool.
- Winton Hills, 5170 Winneste Ave., Winton Hills — Has a deep water pool with a diving board and a shallow wading pool.
Pools will be operating on swim blocks once again this summer to help limit capacity and ask that patrons make reservations in advance.
Swim blocks are as follows:
There will be no memberships available for the 2021 season, but swim block entry rates run $2 for adults and $1 for seniors and youths at all pools except Dunham, which costs $5 for adults and $2 for seniors and youths.
In addition to capacity limits and reservations, CRC pools are asking patrons to limit their groups to 10 people. Temperature checks will be required to enter any facility and you'll need to wear a mask on the pool deck.
Children age 7 and younger will be given a red wristband and must be "accompanied and actively supervised with touch supervision at all times in groups of three or less by a parent, legal guardian, or adult age 18 or older," says the CRC.
Eight-year-olds need to be accompanied by an adult, and those ages 9-11 should be accompanied and supervised by a grown-up — but can swim without them.
In addition to the free swimming lessons, Pleasant Ridge and Lincoln will have water exercise classes and all 13 CRC pools will be participating in a citywide swim team league.
For more info and to book a reservation, visit cincinnati-oh.gov.