After being closed last year, Veteran’s Memorial Pool is getting ready to re-open with all new facilities! The City of Greensburg’s pool will be making its return for summer on Thursday, June 6th at noon.
The new renovations of nearly 1 million dollars include plenty of options for the whole family to have fun. There is a Splash Pad that has multiple water features including buckets that dump water and sprayers that will surely cool you off! A new feature that is sure to be a favorite is the zip line which is in the grass area behind the pavilion. Riders will start at the top of the ramp and slide down the line and bounce back to the middle. There is also a lime green 3-chute slide and the big blue slide for children of all ages to enjoy. Other features include: a zero-entry to the main pool, a new entrance, pavilions for parties, and after hour rentals. There is a snack bar as well, they will serve pizza, hot dogs, nachos, pretzels, ice cream, and soft drinks. You are permitted to bring your own food and drinks but, alcohol is strictly prohibited.
The pool is newly handicapped accessible with a ramp that leads to the main pool and Splash pad. Bathrooms have been updated as well with a new bathroom on the lower level that is handicapped accessible.
Admission for the pool is based on a season pass or a daily rate. Season passes can be purchased at Kirk S. Nevin Area until June 28th. It is encouraged by the pool to get your passes before the season begins. To purchase family passes, you should have all family members with you when you go to purchase your family pass to get their photograph taken for admission to the pool. You will receive your pass that same day. Children two years old and under are admitted free. Veterans receive $1 off the admission price every day. For further information on prices click here.
There are rules and regulations to make sure all children remain safe. Children 2 years old and under must be supervised by an adult at all times. Children 10 years old and under must have an adult with them at all times. Flotation devices (floaties, water wings, inner tubes, and puddle jumpers) are prohibited unless they have a tag or stamped “Coast Guard Approved.” The Coast Guard Approved vests are ones that have a strap and buckles between the child’s legs. Those who wear these vests must be within arms reach of an adult at all times. See photographs of the pool’s rules below.
Veteran’s Memorial Pool will also host several activities this summer. Bingo in in the Park is at Kauffman Pavilion (next to the pool) June 5th through July 24th on Wednesdays from 5-6 in the evening. They will also offer swim lessons. There is beginner (ages 4 and up), on Mondays through Thursdays from 10 AM until 10:45 AM. They have intermediate (ages 5 and up), Monday through Thursday from 11 AM until 11:45 AM. The last level is advanced (ages 6 and up), which have the same times and days as intermediate. There are three sessions. The first session is June 10th through June 27th. The second session is July 1st through July 18th. The last session is July 22nd through August 8th. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more events!
Veteran’s Memorial Pool will be open from 12:00 in the afternoon until 7:00 in the evening, seven days a week. For more information on the re-opening of the pool, click here. We are so excited to cool off in the pool and spend time with our friends and families at Veteran’s Memorial Pool this Summer, we hope you are too!