Summer Season Arrives With Reopening Of Jacksonville City Pools
The city of Jacksonville is reopening of 26 of its 34 community pools for the 2021 summer season.
Outdoor pools are open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, while Cecil Aquatics is open year-round.
During the regular season, outdoor pools are open 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Cecil Aquatics will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The following pools are open beginning Memorial Day weekend:
- Adolph Wurn – 2115 Dean Road
- Andrew Jackson – 128 West 30th St.
- Baldwin – 345 Chestnut St. N.
- Charles Clark – 8739 Sibbald Road
- Clanzel T Brown – 4415 Moncrief Road
- Emmett Reed - 1093 W. 6th St.
- Fletcher - 700 Seagate Ave.
- Fort Caroline – 4131 Ferber Road
- Grand Park – 2740 Division St.
- Harts Rd – 11597 Harts Road
- Julius Guinyard – 1358 Jefferson St.
- Robert Kennedy – 1139 Ionia St.
- Lakeshore Middle – 2519 Bayview Road
- Lee HS – 1200 S. McDuff Ave.
- Mandarin – 4831 Greenland Road
- Oceanway – 12215 Sago Ave. W.
- Paxon – 3413 W. 5th St.
- Pine Forest – 2335 Gattis Ln.
- Raines – 3663 Raines Ave.
- Ribault – 5820 Van Gundy St.
- Sandalwood – 2750 John Prom Blvd.
- Sunny Acres – 2850 Wompi Dr.
- Terry Parker – 7301 Parker School Road
- Thomas Jefferson – 390 N. Jackson Ave.
- Westside – 5530 Firestone Road
- Woodland Acres – 8200 Kona Ave.
With the removal of the mask mandate and new guidelines by the CDC for outdoor activities, the pools are returning to full capacity. Masks will not be required, but the city said they will be encouraged.
Staff will continue to sanitize common areas.
The city of Jacksonville is seeking qualified lifeguards to staff city pools. Starting salary for lifeguards is $10 an hour.
“Pools are popular gathering spots for our citizens in neighborhoods throughout Jacksonville. Opening these pools for the Memorial Day Weekend is a tradition that we felt was important to continue this year, and we hope everyone enjoys a safe and happy holiday weekend,” said Keith Meyerl, division chief of recreation and community services, in an email to WJCT News.