Good news for those young swimmers!
Multiple outdoor pools will be reopening for the summer season, beginning May 29. This announcement came from the Baltimore City Park Department on Wednesday. It's a part of their second phase in reopening programs and events for citizens.
With most of Baltimore City's programs shut down due to COVID-19, they are hoping the reopening of pools will be beneficial.
Karen Jordan, the department's deputy director, had some uplifting words on the announcement, "We're excited just to get people back in our spaces, kids back out to green spaces, out from behind the computer screens. We're really excited about opening up, of course, according to all protocols."
So far, 11 outdoor pools will reopen on May 29; the annual Big Splash season kick-off at Roosevelt Park Pool is one of them. Interested candidates can pre-register for the event online, even though walk-in registration is also allowed. Those wishing to swim must register.
The reopened pool hours will allow 90-minute time slots for swimmers and an overall capacity of 50%. Pools will also have 30-minute cleaning periods. So far, pool hours will occur from 1 to 6:30 p.m., on Monday through Friday. Weekend hours will be 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Park Pool Locations:
2013 Sinclair Lane, 21213
148 S. Linwood Ave., 21224
1800 Covington Ave., 21230
3500 Poole St., 21211
Neighborhood Pool Locations:
1000 Ensor St., 21202
4910 Park Heights Ave., 21215
3901 Maine Ave., 21207
1200 Gusryan St., 21224
1400 East Lanvale St. 21213
1323 N. Gilmore St. 21217
4501 Farring Court
Indoor Pool Locations:
4001 Clifton Ave. 21216
Middle Branch/Cherry Hill
2600 Giles Rd. 21225
2821 Oakley Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215
*Open for programs only. No open swim sessions.
Fortunately, pools are not the only reopenings in Baltimore City. At least 10 recreation centers are opening their doors again. People who enjoy weight lifting or summer camps will love this news! Parks, including wedding reception venues, will begin relaxing their rules too!
Overall, restrictions in Baltimore City are loosening up. As more people become vaccinated, more reopenings, like their pools and recreation centers, will occur. Hopefully, this is all a sign that things will be returning to normal!
Are you excited about the pools reopening? Let us know in the comments!