School's almost over in Parkersburg.
And that means time to hit the pool.
The city is once again offering its Schools to Pools Program.
It enables eligible children to get a free pass for pools in City and Southwood Parks.
Kids 6 to 11 who live in the city and are eligible for free or reduced lunch qualify for the program.
The program started back in 2008 after the mayor offered free swimming on a few really hot days.
"And there was a really big turnout of kids and he realized that there were a lot of kids who can't even afford to come to the pools," says Tim Walker, Federal Projects Coordinator.
The city's pools open next Wednesday, June 11.
To get a pass for the Schools to Pools Program parents should visit the park office and bring a utility bill or the child's report card, which shows a city address.
Regular pool admission information:
A pool pass for the season to City Park or Southwood Park is $35. Daily admission to either facility is $4 for adults and $3.50 for children ages 4-12. A pass for the waterslide in Southwood Park is $45 for the season. Daily admission is $1 per slide or $3 for 5 slides. A pool pass issued through the Schools to Pools Program does not cover waterslide admission.
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