Lincoln Park pool opens
Today marks the unofficial start of summer as the Lincoln Park-Moyer pool opens.
“It’ll be busy, but not too busy because of JUCO, so it’s a nice time to come and get acclimated to the water,” said Larry Manchester with the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Department.
Parks and Recreation and pool staff have been preparing for nearly a month.
“We’ve been working on cleaning and heating the pool for three weeks,” Manchester said. “New diving boards have just been installed, and the waterslide is ready to go.”
Facilities include a 50-meter outdoor pool, Splash Pad water playground for toddlers, fully enclosed waterslide, separate instructional pool and a diving area with two 1-meter boards and one 3-meter board. Lap lanes may also be used during public hours. Lanes are reserved for adult use from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Beginning next week, every Wednesday is “Free Day.” Youth 17 years old and younger gain admission to the pool free of charge from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Waterslide access is not included in the event but can be purchased at regular price.
Patrons are encouraged to bring sunscreen and water. Drinks and snacks are available from the concession stand. Glass containers, alcohol and tobacco are prohibited.
Admission prices are $1 for infants, $3.50 for youth and seniors, and $4.75 for adults. Prices drop to $2.50 per person every day after 5 p.m. and all day Sunday. Daily admission to the waterslide is $2.50 for unlimited rides or $1.25 for a single ride. A family admission of $14 is available after 5 p.m. and all day Sunday. Season passes are also available. Hours are daily from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. through Labor Day weekend.