Elizabeth Brown, a life guard at Splash Zone in Springfield, looks out of the pool as she waits for someone to go down the water slides Monday. Bill Lackey/Staff

Clark, Champaign county pools to open this weekend

The National Trail Parks and Recreation District’s Splash Zone Family Aquatic Center, 300 Eagle City Road, will open at noon Saturday. It will be open daily from noon to 7 p.m. through Aug. 13. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 4 through 17. Children 3 and younger are free.

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The pool will offer several new fitness classes this year, including deep water running, Recreation Superintendent Miste Adams said.

Residents can purchase a fitness-only pass for $50, she said, which will allow people to exercise at the pool between 9 and 11:30 a.m. every day.

The district also offers a 10-pass punch card for $25, she said. Several people purchased multiple passes last year, she said.

“We had quite a few people that’s all they want to come for,” Adams said. “We thought this would be something to help them.”

Splash Zone season passes for Clark County residents 18 and older cost $75, while passes for youth ages 4 through 17 are $55 and passes for senior citizens ages 60 and older are $60. The price in each age group increases by $20 for each pass for non-Clark County residents.


Splash Zone, celebrating its 10 anniversary this year, will host its birthday bash on Thursday, June 1, which will include different games and activities. The pool will stay open until 8 p.m. that evening.

“We look forward to having people out there,” Adams said.

The pool will also be open regular hours on Aug. 19 and 20, but some features will be limited, due to staffing, Adams said.

Other pools opening this weekend include:

• The South Charleston Community Pool, 208 E. Columbus Road, will open at noon Friday. The pool will be open daily from noon t0 7 p.m. Cost is $5 for all to enter the gate. If the temperature doesn’t reach 70 degrees by noon, management might not open for the day.

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Through June 3, season passes cost $100 for the first member and $25 for each additional member. After that day, passes cost $120 for the first member and $25 for each additional member.

For more information, log on to southcharlestonpool.org.

• The New Carlisle Pool, 301 E. Lake St., will open at noon Saturday. Between Saturday and July 31, the pool will be open daily from noon to 8 p.m. The pool will close an hour earlier each day between Aug. 1 and Aug. 20.

Cost is $6 for adults 18 through 65 and $5 for students ages 5 through 17 and seniors ages 65 and older. Children 4-and-younger are free with a paid admission. Non-swimmer admission is $3. After 6 p.m., cost is $3.

Individual season passes cost $125 for adults, $100 for students and seniors and $50 for non-swimmers. Family passes cost $200 through Memorial Day for up to four members while each additional member costs $10. After Monday, the price for a family pass increases to $250.

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• The Urbana Wendell B. Stokes Municipal Pool, 689 Park Lane, will open Saturday. It will be open daily from noon to 7 p.m. through Aug. 19.

Cost is $5 for adults ages 18 through 59 and $4 for children ages 3 through 17. Children 2 and younger and adults 60 and older are free.

Passes can be purchased at the Champaign Family YMCA, 191 Community Drive. Individual season passes cost $75 for adults ages 18 to 59 and $65 for children ages 3 through 17. Family season passes cost between $140 and $170 based on family size.


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