SAN ANTONIO -- The Parks and Recreation Department's 24 outdoor pools open for the summer season on Saturday, June 16, 2012 offering even more opportunities for our citizens to stay active and fit. Admission to all 24 outdoor pools is free. Hours of operation at 19 outdoor pools are 1 to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Pools will be closed on Monday.
Five pools will operate Tuesday through Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. in order to provide more time in the evening for working families to swim and stay active.
The pools staying open until 8 p.m. are Fairchild, 1214 E. Crockett; Kennedy, 3299 S.W. 28th St.; San Pedro Springs, 2200 N. Flores; Spring Time, 6571 Spring Time and Sunset Hills, 103 Chesswood.
San Pedro Pool will offer senior swim from 1:30 to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
Lap swimming for those who want to get in a low impact aerobic workout will be offered Tuesday through Thursday from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Department's regional pools; Heritage, 1423 Ellison Dr.; Lady Bird Johnson, 10700 Nacogdoches; South Side Lions, 3100 Hiawatha; and Woodlawn, 1100 Cincinnati.
The department's Aquatics Section offers water aerobics and swimming lessons for a nominal fee. The cost for water aerobics is $30 a month and the cost for swimming lessons is $30 per session. Register at the pool of your choice beginning June 16. The department also sponsors swim teams at all the pools.
Twenty pools close for the season on Aug. 19.
An extended swim season, from Aug. 21 to Oct. 27, will allow for open swimming and lap swimming at the four regional pools. The pools are Heritage, 1423 Ellison Dr.; Lady Bird Johnson, 10700 Nacogdoches; South Side Lions, 3100 Hiawatha; and Woodlawn, 1100 Cincinnati.
Lap Swimming is offered Tuesday through Thursday from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Open Swimming is offered Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m.
Pools will be also open from 1 to 7 p.m. for open swimming on Sunday, Aug. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 2, as well as the Labor Day Holiday, Monday, Sept. 3.
For information on Parks and Recreation pools, call 207-3299 or 207-3113.
Parks and Recreation Swimming Pools:
Cassiano, 1440 S. Zarzamora and Cassiano Park, 434-7482
Concepcion, 600 E. Theo and Concepcion Park, 532-3473
Cuellar, 502 S.W. 36th St., 434-8028
Dellview, 500 Basswood and Dellview Park, 349-0570
Elmendorf, 4400 W. Commerce and Elmendorf Park, 434-7380
Fairchild, 1214 E. Crockett, 226-6722
Garza, 5800 Hemphill, 434-8122
Lady Bird Johnson, 10700 Nacogdoches, 599-0122
Heritage, 1423 S. Ellison Drive, 645-9465
Kennedy, 3299 S.W. 28th St., 436-7009
Kingsborough, 350 Felps St., 924-6761
Lincoln, 2803 E. Commerce and Lincoln Park, 224-7590
Monterrey, 5919 W. Commerce and Monterrey Park, 432-2727
New Territories, 9023 Bowen Drive, 681-2929
Normoyle, 700 Culberson and Normoyle Park, 923-2442
Roosevelt, 300 Roosevelt, 532-6091
San Pedro, 2200 N. Flores at San Pedro Park, 732-5992
Southcross, 819 W. Southcross, 927-2001
South Side Lions, 900 Hiawatha and Stringfellow, 532-2027
Spring Time, 6571 Spring Time, 558-0491
Sunset Hills, 103 Chesswood, 435-4011
Joe Ward, 435 E. Sunshine, 732-7350
Westwood, 7601 W. Military Drive, 673-3382
Woodlawn, 1100 Cincinnati, 732-5789
SA Natatorium (indoor pool), 1430 W. Durango, 226-8541
NOTE: There is an entry fee for this indoor facility.