Schools to Pools Program

By: Ashley Rittenhouse Email
By: Ashley Rittenhouse Email

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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