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Published on May 9th, 2019 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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City’s Recreational Swim Season Begins Memorial Day Weekend

The recreational swim season for the City of Columbia’s outdoor pools and splash pads/spray pools will begin Saturday, May 25, 2019, the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department announced.

Both Maxcy Gregg Pool and Greenview Pool will open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on opening day (May 25) and from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, May 26.

Both pools will be open for recreational swimming on the following holidays: Memorial Day (May 27), Independence Day (July 4) and Labor Day (Sept. 2) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The recreational swim season will remain open until Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day).

Pool Schedules

Maxcy Gregg Pool, 1655 Park Circle

Regular hours for recreational swimming are as follows:

· Monday through Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m.

· Fridays from 1-6 p.m. (free swim day)

· Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

· Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m.

Maxcy Gregg pool will be closed for maintenance from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays. Swim lessons will be offered from May through August.

Greenview Pool, 6700 David Street

Regular hours for recreational swimming are as follows:

· Mondays from 1-6 p.m. (free swim day)

· Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5:45 p.m.

· Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

· Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m.

Greenview Pool will be closed for maintenance from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays. Swim lessons will be offered from June through August.

To accommodate all guests, visitors must observe a two-hour time limit in the pool and water play areas when the maximum capacity is reached. Guests will be given a color-coded wristband before entering the pool area.

The Columbia Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to initiate a rotation at a minimum of every two hours.

Fees (both Maxcy Gregg and Greenview pools)

Per visit: $3 (ages 12 and under), $4 (ages 13 and over)

Season tickets (individuals): $80 (ages 12 and under), $120 (ages 13 and over)

Group passes (church, civic, camps, etc.): $100 (child), $140 (adults)

Swim Lessons: $35 per session

Splash Pad/Spray Pools Locations (Free and open to the public)

The following spray pools will be open from Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m., and closed on Sundays:

· Lorick Park – 1600 Lorick Ave.

· Pinehurst Park – 2300 Pinehurst Rd.

The following spray pools will be open from Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. and will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays:

· Edisto Discovery Park – 1914 Wiley St.

· Emily Douglas Park – 2500 Wheat St.

· Heathwood Park – 800 Abelia Rd.

· Melrose Park – 1500 Fairview Rd.

· Sims Park – 3500 Duncan St.

· St. Anna’s Park – 1315 Liberty Hill Ave.

The following spray pools will be available upon request:

· *Mays Park – 4100 Trenholm Rd.

· *Pacific Park – 200 Wayne St.

Drew Park splash pad located at 2101 Walker Solomon Way will operate the following hours:

· Monday-Saturday from 12-8 p.m.; Closed on Sundays

The spray pad at Roy Lynch Park, 900 Abbeville St., is user-operated and is available during the park’s operating hours from sunrise to sunset.

*Spray pools located at parks that are unmanned will be turned on and off by on-call recreation personnel upon request. Citizens are asked to call the Parks and Recreation Department at 803-545-3100 on Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to request the spray pools for a weekday or weekend event.

For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 803-545-3100 or visit www.columbiasc.gov.


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