TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - The city of Toledo announced that city pools will be opening earlier this year than they were last year.
In 2017, all pools opened June 24.
This year, pools will all be opened by June 23.
Some will be open as early as June 9.
"We really hustled to get the mechanical work, the concrete work, painting done ahead of schedule and the city's budget was able to accommodate opening the pools earlier this year than in previous years," said City of Toledo spokesman Ignazio Messina.
There has been interest in the community for pools to open earlier in the summer.
"We've been getting a lot of messages on our social media accounts and calls into the Mayor's office saying that they want the pools open earlier, so we are responding and doing that," said Messina.
Below is the full schedule of pool openings:
- June 9
- Pickford Park - 3000 Medford Dr.,
- Wilson Park - 3253 Otto St.
- Jamie Farr Park - 2000 Summit St.
- June 16
- Roosevelt Park - 910 Dorr St.
- Willys Park - 1375 Hillcrest Ave.
- June 23
- Savage Park Splash Pad - 645 Vance St.?
The Navarre Pool remains under construction.
The city will release a schedule for its opening date as soon as it becomes available.
Pool hours are noon to 6 p.m. with entry fees of $1 for kids 12 and under, and $2 for ages 13 and up.
The first 1,000 children at Wilson Park Pool will be able to swim for free, courtesy of the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club.
Willys, Roosevelt and Savage pools are closed on Mondays, and Wilson, Pickford, Jamie Farr and Navarre pools are closed on Tuesdays to provide necessary time for any pool maintenance.