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June 7, 2014

Time to dive in to summer

Ja-Lu Pool opens with free swim today

GREENVILLE — The Ja-Lu Municipal Swimming Pool in Greenville opens for the summer with a free swim today.

The YMCA of Greenville and Hunt County will run the pool this summer, supplying the aquatics staff and managing the day-to-day operations, while the City of Greenville will still be responsible for the maintenance  of the facility.

The regular daily admission price will be $5 for adults 18 and over and $4 for youth, with a pool pass punch card offering 10 visits for $25. Children under 3 are admitted at no charge. Hours will be from 1 until 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday of each week. The pool will be closed for maintenance July 3-4.

The Greenville Parks and Recreation Department is accepting reservations for pool parties. Party reservations may be made at the Greenville Municipal Auditorium Building, 2821 Washington Street, or online at www.inparksweplay.com.

Payments must be paid in full at the time of the reservation and reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis. Rental and registration fees must be paid in full at the time of reservation. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. Private party reservations may be made for 7 – 9 p.m., Fridays – Sundays from June 7 – August 9. The fee is $140 per hour and there is a two hour limit for all party rentals. The rental fee includes as many lifeguards as necessary to oversee the party.

New this season, birthdays and special occasions may not be celebrated during public pool hours. The Ja-Lu Pool Pavilion may be reserved for parties between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesdays – Sundays. The $30 fee includes a pavilion with picnic tables in two hour increments. Pool admission is required in addition to the rental fee. Rental time includes set-up and clean-up.

The YMCA is conducting sign-ups for the swimming lessons at the pool this summer, which begin June 17. Classes meet Tuesday through Friday, unless noted otherwise. Registration may be completed in person at the Ja-Lu pool only. Classes are $35 per session.

The pool will close for the season on Sunday, August 10.

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