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June 10, 2020
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Parks Department Issues Public Pool Protocols

Five city pools open June 15

The safety measures Lincoln Parks and Recreation will use at public pools this summer are now available at (keyword: pools). These five pools will open Monday, June 15:

"Outdoor public pools are an important part of summer life in Lincoln, and we are pleased and excited to offer water recreation opportunities this summer," said Lynn Johnson, Parks and Recreation Director. "We are committed to having the experiences be safe, and we are taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19."

Open swim sessions will be 90 minutes long and are scheduled at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. High-touch surfaces around the pools and in the bathhouses will be disinfected between sessions. Pool capacities will be determined in part by physical distancing requirements and the city COVID-19 Risk Dial at Signs will be posted when facilities are full.

Pools will follow the state and Lancaster County Directed Health Measures. Rules include the following:

Admission for open swim sessions will be $2 per person over two years of age. A 10-punch admission card will be available for $20.

Additional programs include:

The four pools that will remain closed this summer are Star City Shores, University Place, Highlands, and Eden. The Trago Sprayground will also be closed. Private pool rentals will not be offered.

For more information about public pools and other Lincoln Parks and Recreation programming, visit More information on COVID-19 and the City's response is available at

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