Swimmers looking to take one last dip at the Union Splash-N-Swimplex are running out of time.
The city’s aquatic complex is set to close for the season this Sunday, Aug. 12.
The final day will be the last chance to use any 2018 One Day passes. Punch cards do not expire and can be used next season.
The pool has been busy this summer. A mixture of high temperatures and infrequent rain have been bad news for farmers, but good news for pools.
“We’ve been having a great year,” said Angela Sullivan, Union Parks and Recreation director.
Sullivan said she’s still crunching the numbers, but so far is pleased with the attendance this year. With the string of hot days, attendance has been strong since day No. 1, she said.
Sullivan noted the opening weekend was the busiest for the complex in some time.
Before the pool closes for the year, the parks department still has some activities on the schedule.
The pool’s regular hours are from noon to 6 p.m., however the Splash-N-Swimplex will close one hour later at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8. It is the final late closing of the year.
Tot time will still be held this Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 11 a.m. to noon. The final tot time will be Sunday, Aug. 12, from 6 to 7 p.m.
The final senior swim of the year will be Thursday, Aug. 9. from 11 a.m to noon.
Lap swimming sessions have already ended for the year.
The final event at the pool won’t be swimmers, but instead for the dogs. The annual doggie day at the pool is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Guests are allowed to bring their pet to the pool for a swim. There is a limit of two dogs per owner. The cost is $4 per dog.
Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs. Aggressive dogs are not allowed.
Admission is $4 and children 2 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Anyone wanting to enjoy the last two hours of the day can purchase a ticket for $2.
The tentative opening date for the 2019 season is Saturday, May 25.