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2005 Media Releases

May 19, 2005
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Lynn Johnson, Parks and Recreation Director, 441-8265
Holly Lewis, Recreation/Aquatics Manager, 441-7960
J.J. Yost, Planning and Construction Manager, 441-8255

University Place Pool To Open For Holiday Weekend
Other pools and Woods "sprayground" to open June 4

Mayor Coleen J. Seng today announced that the University Place Pool, 2000 North 48th Street, will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30 for the Memorial Day weekend. Lincoln’s other ten outdoor public pools, including Star City Shores, will open for the season Saturday, June 4 and are scheduled to remain open through Sunday, August 21.

The new interactive water playground or “sprayground” at Woods Pool, 3200 “J” Street, also will open June 4. The sprayground replaced the wading pool and features 28 water play and spray features. “We’re very excited to be opening this new outdoor water recreation activity,” said Parks and Recreation Director Lynn Johnson. “It will provide a lot of fun for children and families as water sprays, splashes and tumbles onto visitors.” Admission to the new sprayground is included in the admission fee to Woods Pool.

Pool information, including the hours of operation, is available on the City Web website, (keyword: pools). Season pool passes and group discount coupon books are available at the Aquatics Office on the second floor of the “F” Street Community Center, 1225 “F” Street. In addition, registration is available for summer swimming and diving leagues for children 6 to 18 years of age at the Aquatics Office before June 4, or at pools after the beginning of the season. There is a $5 discount for those registering for leagues before June 4.

Johnson said all 11 public outdoor pools are fully funded for this summer.

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