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City of Atlanta to Open Outdoor Community Pools Memorial Day Weekend
Posted Date: 5/23/2014 3:30 PM
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 Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Carlos Campos, Interim Director 
404.330.6558, office 
404.617.5073, cell 
cacampos@atlantaga.gov

                                                Jennifer Ogunsola, Communications Manager
404.546.6786, office 
404.886.2963, cell 
jogunsola@atlantaga.gov


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/23/14

News Release

City of Atlanta to Open Outdoor Community Pools Memorial Day Weekend

ATLANTA - The Department of Parks and Recreation announced today that outdoor community pools for residents and visitors will open Memorial Day weekend beginning on Saturday, May 24, 2014 with the exception of Powell Pool, which will open on Sunday May 25th.

“The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is making a splash this summer with new and exciting programs at the outdoor pools including Early Bird Swim every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Grant Park Pool and Free Senior Swim hours for individuals 55 and older at Powell and South Bend Pools,” said Annika Holder, executive director, Office of Recreation.

“During the week, free Community Swim is available, providing kids in Atlanta with a place to beat the heat while being active and enjoying the outdoors. Also this summer, the John A. White pool will reopen offering the first and only zero-entry pool. With access to thirteen outdoor pools and four spray grounds, Mayor Reed’s vision of providing activities and positive experiences for Atlanta‘s youth is further being realized.”

In addition to free community swim hours, daily rates for outdoor community pools are $4 for adults and $2 for children and senior citizens. The daily rate for children under 5 years of age is $1. 

All residents are encouraged to become Atlanta Recreation Center members today and receive DPR membership passes, which provide access to all city of Atlanta natatoriums, recreation centers and outdoor pools. Pass holders are also permitted to swim in open lanes and have access to weight and fitness rooms at recreation centers. For membership access, visit www.atlantaga.gov/iparc.    

For the full summer pool schedule and additional information on swim programs, visit the City of Atlanta Office of Recreation webpage at http://www.atlantaga.gov/index.aspx?page=251. 

City of Atlanta Outdoor Community Pools Open May 24 - September 1, 2014

Adams Park | 1581 Lagoon Lane | 404-753-6091
Monday - Saturday | 12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Closed on Sunday

Candler Park | 1500 McClendon Avenue | 404-373-4349
Monday - Sunday | 12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Grant Park | 625 Park Avenue | 404-622-3041
Monday - Friday | 12:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday - Sunday | 12:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Powell at Mozley Park | 1690 MLK Jr. Drive | 404-753-7156
Wed. - Sun. | 12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Closed Monday - Tuesday

John A. White | 1101 Cascade Circle | 404-755-5546 OPENING SOON!

Pools Open May 24 - August 3, 2014

Anderson Park | 100 Anderson Avenue | 404-799-0317
Tuesday - Saturday | 12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Closed Sunday - Monday

Dunbar Park | 477 Windsor Street | 404-522-0030
Tuesday - Saturday | 12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Closed Sunday - Monday

Pittman Park | 950 Garibaldi Street | 404-522-0021
Monday - Sunday | 12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

South Bend | 2000 Lakewood Avenue | 404-622-3048
Tuesday - Saturday | 12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Closed Sunday - Monday

Thomasville | 1750 Thomasville Drive | 404-622-3045
Tuesday - Saturday | 12:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Closed Sunday - Monday

City of Atlanta Outdoor Community Pools Partner Sites

Open May 24 - September 1, 2014

Chastain Park | 235 W. Wieuca Road | 404-255-2762 Mon. - Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free Swim: Mon. - Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Garden Hills | 355 Pine Tree Drive | 404-848-7220 Mon. - Sun. 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free Swim: Mon. - Fri. 10:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Piedmont Park | 400 Park Drive | 404-875-7275 Mon. - Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat. - Sun. 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Free Swim: Mon. - Fri. 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 

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