Clarendon Aquatic Center

Aquatic Center to open May 29

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Rates and hours have now been set as city officials get ready to open the new Clarendon Aquatic Center in just nine weeks.

City Administrator David Dockery said a grand opening and ribbon cutting will be held for the center on Friday, May 28, with regular hours to begin Saturday, May 29, in time for the Memorial Day weekend.

The center will be open regularly from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and will be closed on Mondays.

The city council met March 11 and approved fees for annual passes to the aquatic center. Day passes will cost $5 for everyone over the age of 17, $4 for ages 4-17, and free for ages three and under. Annual passes are $100 per individual and $250 for a family of up to four members and $50 for each additional household family member.

Parties can be scheduled at the aquatic center after hours at a rate of $125 per hour.

Dockery said the city has employed Trinity Cavanaugh to be the pool manager for the aquatic center and 11 people have signed up to take lifeguard training beginning on May 1 with the city intending to employ each of that group who pass their training.

City officials began filling and treating the pool on April 1, and the first public event at the pool will be the Polar Bear Plunge held in conjunction with the Lions Club’s annual Chance Mark Jones Roar & Run 5K on Saturday, April 17.

Plans are in the works to pave the aquatic center’s parking lot before the grand opening, and the city council also approved action to re-pave Kearney Street near the center with a chip seal from curb to curb from Fourth Street to Sixth Street.

Fundraising Committee Members:

Sandy Skelton, Steve Carter, David Dockery, Ashlee Estlack, Roger Estlack, Derlene Gray, and Cindy Shelton.

Steering Committee Members:
Sandy Skelton, Chairman; Dr. John Howard, Vice Chairman; Roger Estlack, Secretary;  Johnny Floyd; Derlene Gray; Sarah Hatley; Markeeta Howard; Chris Matthews; John Morrow; Walt Knorpp; Dr. Robert Riza; Jim Shelton; and Jerry Woodard.

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