It seems many people in Union have the same idea to beat the late spring heat — visit the Splash-N-Swimplex.

Union Parks and Recreation Director Angela Sullivan said attendance has been “going really well” since the aquatics complex opened at the end of May.

“It’s the busiest it’s been in a long time,” she said.

The pool officially opened for the summer season Saturday, May 26. Sullivan said traditionally the pool has opened on a Sunday, but she wanted to see what the response would be to a Saturday opening.

The results were good. Sullivan said the complex had 400-plus people visit during the Memorial Day weekend. 

She added the staff at the complex was ready to take on the large crowd.

After the opening weekend, Sullivan said attendance has been good. She had hoped for a better crowd for the June 2 Founders Day, but rain kept people away. The next day, however, things bounced right back and the pool hit capacity.

With warm weather all last week and forecasted this week, Sullivan hopes the attendance numbers continue to climb.

The Splash-N-Swimplex is open from noon to 6 p.m. seven days a week. The season ends Sunday, Aug. 12.

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.

Punch cards are available at the pool or at the parks and recreation department in the lower level of city hall. The cards will be sold for $40 and are good for 20 visits.

The pool will have two early closing days. The complex will shut down at 4 p.m. Monday, June 18, and Monday, June 25.

Additionally, the pool will stay open late until 7 p.m. July 3-5, July 25, July 30, Aug. 1, Aug. 6 and Aug. 8.

The complex will once again offer senior swim and tot time. Sullivan pointed out the two events are no longer on the same day this year.

A senior swim session for adults 55 and older is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Senior swim ends Thursday, Aug. 9.

Tot time is offered Mondays and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon for children 0 to 5 years old with adult supervision. An evening tot time is held Sundays from 6 to 7 p.m.

Sullivan said the evening tot time is a way to give working parents a chance to enjoy the pool.

Lap swim sessions will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and Sundays. Lap swim ends Sunday, Aug. 5.

On Thursday, June 21, The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson and Pool Party will be held from 7-9 p.m. and is free for families to participate. Registration is required.

For more information about the pool or to register for programs, please visit www.unionmissouri.org/uprd, call the parks office at 636-583-8471 or call the Splash-N-Swimplex at 636-583-3316.