CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Clarksville Parks & Recreation will reopen Swan Lake and Bel-Aire pools on June 20, restoring another summer tradition delayed this year by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We know how much everyone misses the pools, and we’ve been doing everything we can to shape a safe reopening plan,” said Kimberly Gilbert, Aquatics Superintendent for Clarksville Parks & Recreation. “Families will see big changes to how the pools operate, but we hope everyone will understand and adapt quickly. We want everyone to enjoy the pools and stay safe.”
The changes will limit capacity, allow for social distancing, and increase cleaning and sanitation procedures. Changes include:
- No summer pool memberships are available this summer. Instead, daily admission tickets will be sold to maintain appropriate occupancy levels. Tickets may be purchased online in advance through ClarksvilleParksRec.com. Current pool memberships will be honored, but an online admission ticket (at no charge) is required. Tickets go on sale June 15.
- Admission tickets for recreational swim are $3 for a four-hour block from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 3-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday. One time block for recreational swim is available on Sundays from 1-6 p.m. A limited number of tickets will be available for each block.
- Lap swim will be available at Swan Lake Pool during the hours of 6:30-9 a.m., Monday-Friday, and should also be purchased online in advance.
- Slides, climbing walls and inflatables will not be in operation.
- Patrons are asked to self-screen for fever, cough, shortness of breath, and other COVID-19 indicators, and should not attend the pools if they have any of these symptoms.
- Social distancing guidelines will be in place for pool decks and in the water.
- Cloth face covers are strongly encouraged when on the decks and in other common areas. However, wearing a cloth face cover is not allowed while in the water.
- Staff frequently will clean and disinfect surfaces such as water fountains, picnic tables and restroom fixtures. Hand sanitizer and soap and water for handwashing will be available.
- A limited concessions menu will be offered. Debit/credit cards are strongly encouraged as forms of payment for any transactions.
Although the Department is actively planning for the June 20 opening for Swan Lake and Bel-Aire pools, this date may be modified if state, local or national regulations or guidelines change. City splash pads will remain closed.
For assistance with tickets, call Clarksville Parks and Recreation at 931-645-7476. Information about City pools and ticket purchases is online at ClarksvilleParksRec.com.