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Springfield's Outdoor Pools to Open this Weekend

Springfield-Greene County Park Board

It will officially feel like summer vacation for many kids this weekend.  The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s outdoor pools will open for the season Saturday (5/28). 

Throughout the season, each of the six outdoor pools in the city will be open six days a week from 1 to 6:30 pm through Sunday, August 14th.  Maintenance days are staggered Monday through Wednesday, and all outdoor pools are open Thursday through Sunday.  Find a schedule and admission information here.

Meador Pool, which was closed most of last season due to a major leak, will reopen for the full season this weekend.  And Fassnight Pool has been repainted, a project that took 225 gallons of paint and about 240 man hours.

Splash & Sizzle events return to select pools on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day, plus Friday and Saturday evenings in July, with all-day $1 admission, or free with a canned food item.  That same admission price is available daily from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

In 2015, Splash & Sizzle and after 5:30 admissions generated nearly five tons of canned food items for Ozarks Food Harvest. 

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.