Nashville’s Memorial Park Pool reopened Monday, though restrictions are in place for the public pool.
It will be a short season for the pool, which is normally open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. But as with most things, the coronavirus pandemic changed what normal means.
The pool will be open on a limited basis through the start of school, which is scheduled for Wednesday, August 12.
“There’s normally a steep drop off once school starts, and it’s hard to find lifeguards, so we’ll shut it down once school starts,” said Steve Fletcher of the Memorial Park Board.
Until then, the pool will be open seven days a week with two-hour session times. Social distancing rules will be in place to limit the total number of swimmers.
Adult swim sessions are from 10:30 a.m. to noon during the week. Two additional two-hour blocks will run from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., 3 – 5 p.m. every weekday. A night session will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Weekend sessions run from 12:30 – 3 p.m. and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Due to the abbreviated summer season, there are no swimming lessons this year. Pool passes will also not be available.
Admission will be $5 for swimmers over four years of age. Three and under swim free.
The guidelines for opening are based upon recommendations by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
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