According to Cincinnati Recreation Commission director Daniel Betts, the CRC is opening these seven pools for the summer out of the city's 24 — at least for now.
"Pools, unlike summer day camps, are quite more challenging to open," he said during a press conference. "And so given the fact that we've lost a little time with lifeguards and onboarding, we're comfortably prepared to open up seven locations across the city of the 24. And over time we're going to be monitoring and looking at COVID as well as our best practices that are in place to look if we can expand our pool portfolio."
Pools will open June 8 and all operating hours will be noon-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, says the CRC.
Here are the seven pools slated to open:
The Dempsey Aquatic Center at the Price Hill Recreation Center — The CRC website says the "Dempsey Aquatic Center reopened May 23, 2015 with a totally new pool with zero-depth entry, six lap lanes, spray features and a two-flume slide. The pool is accessible via a ramp at the zero-depth entry and a chairlift in the lap lanes." 933 Hawthorne Ave., East Price Hill, cincyrec.org.
Evanston Pool — This spot features a shallow pool, wading pool, water slide and zero-depth entrance. 3204 Woodburn Ave., Evanston, cincyrec.org.
McKie Center Pool — The remodeled McKie Center Pool offers a deep pool, wading pool and diving board along with a new sprayground, pool decks and a brand new filtration system. 1655 Chase Ave., Northside, cincyrec.org.
The Dunham Otto Armleder Memorial Regional Aquatic Center at Dunham Recreation Complex — This pool has a shallow pool, water slide and zero-depth entrance. 4356 Dunham Lane, Sayler Park/Westwood, cincyrec.org.
Hirsch “Otto Armleder Memorial Family Aquatic Center at Hirsch” Pool — This aquatic facility offers a water spray, water slide, shallow pool, wading pool and zero-depth entrance. 3630 Reading Road, Avondale, cincyrec.org.
Oakley Pool — This classic neighborhood pool has a diving board and wading pool. 3900 Paxton Ave., Oakley, cincyrec.org.
Pleasant Ridge Pool — This spot offers a deep water pool, diving board and shallow wading pool area. 5915 Ridge Ave., Pleasant Ridge, cincyrec.org.
According to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, pools are allowed to reopen in the state on May 26 under the Responsible RestartOhio guidelines. He also tweeted info from the CDC that there is no evidence the coronavirus can spread in properly maintained and chlorinated water.
From @CDCgov: There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas. Proper operation/maintenance (disinfection w/ chlorine/bromine) of these facilities should inactivate the virus in water— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) May 14, 2020
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