Thanks to the hard work and flexibility of the City’s Parks & Recreation Department, the community is able to enjoy an outdoor pool season this summer—albeit abridged—while some other communities made the difficult decision to keep their pools closed.
As the doors opened for the season at Devon Pool and Tremont Pool, the department knew that some scheduling adjustments might be in order once they had a better understanding of residents’ needs and usage patterns, and as they received suggestions from patrons.
We are excited to announce that the department has been able to increase the open swim capacity at both pools, from 100 to 125. As the temperatures soar and there’s no end in sight, this should be welcome news for families seeking some pool time.
Some scheduling adjustments will take effect July 13 based on usage and demand:
- Day-time Adult Open Swim sessions at Devon Pool will available 11:30 am-1:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.
- New Adult Open Swim sessions have been added at Devon Pool for 7-9 pm on Mondays andWednesdays with lap lanes available
- Additional General Open Swim sessions at Devon Pool have been added for 11:30 am-1:30 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (previously reserved for Adult Open Swim sessions)
All social distancing protocols remain in place.
The department has received a number of requests about the fee structure and to consider some form of season pass. On revisiting this issue, it has been determined that the fee per session approach works best within the current scheduling protocol. For example, a pass holder may not be able to schedule pool time when desired because a session is already full. Conversely, they may schedule a session but then decide not to attend, inadvertently leaving spaces open that could have been used by another patron.
Thanks to a generous donor to the UA Community Foundation, at the start of the season the Foundation was able to provide discounts for pool admissions through its Recreation Scholarship Fund. Due to popular demand the original funds were depleted, and the Foundation is seeking other residents interested in donating to this fund in order for this program to continue. Full details can be accessed at www.uacommunityfoundation.com.
We hope you enjoy the two UA pools this summer. Full schedule details, guidelines and FAQs can be found here.