Copperas Cove delays opening city pools
By LYNETE SOWELL
Last year, the city’s pools delayed opening on Memorial Day weekend and reduced capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions.
This year, City Park pool will not be open for Memorial Day weekend, and it was uncertain as of press day when South Park pool would open.
The city of Copperas Cove’s Director of Public Relations, Kevin Keller, explained why.
“Renovations at City Park Pool are still ongoing and that pool will NOT open this weekend,” Keller told the Leader-Press on Wednesday morning. “Staff is working extremely hard to have South Park up and running this weekend, but even that is not guaranteed as of yet.”
Late Thursday afternoon, Keller confirmed that the pools would not be open Memorial Day weekend. Also, due to damage from the winter storm in February, South Park's splash pad will not be open this season.
Once the pools are open for the community, the summer pool season will run through Friday, August 13.
South Park Pool will be open daily, except for Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
City Park Pool will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., but closed Mondays.
Admission is free for children under 2 and for seniors 65 and older.
Admission is $3.25 per person for ages two to 49, $2.25 for seniors age 50 to 64, and free for children under two and ages 65 and older.
Family season passes are available for $85 for a family of four, and individual season passes are $50. Prices are for city residents, with family passes $135 and $70 for nonresidents, respectively.
Both pools are available for party rentals, with City Park Pool available to rent Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. South Park Pool is available Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This summer, five sessions of swimming lessons will be offered at City Park Pool.
Sessions will run June 7 through June 17, June 21 through July 1, July 5 through July 15, July 19-29, August 2-12. Class times are: 8:00-8:45 a.m.; 9:00-9:45a.m.; 10:00-10:45 a.m.; and 6:15- 7 p.m. The cost is $62 per swimmer. Patrons can sign up for swim lessons at www.ccpard.com or stop by the Parks & Recreation office at the Copperas Cove Civic Center and register. Pool passes may also be purchased at the Parks & Recreation office.
More information about the pool season can be found at the website, or by calling Jeremiah Donaldson at (254) 542-2719, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.