Indy Parks recently announced that it is ready to open some pools, with restrictions, this summer. Beginning on The pools at Bethel Park, Frederick Douglass Park, Perry Park, Riverside Park, and Willard Park will be open six days a week at 50% of their regular capacity.
The pools will have separate locker rooms and restrooms for pool visitors only and are not shared with other park facilities. Officials say the pools will have adequate deck space and pool water for visitors to maintain social distancing.
The pools will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. The pools must be closed periodically for 1.5-2 hours to allow for routine cleaning during operating hours.
Each pool will have about 12 staff members working daily, who will wear face coverings when they aren’t in the water. Indy Parks says pool spray features and park playgrounds will not be available until further notice.
Plans for summer concerts and movies using similar measures will be announced soon.