Splish Splash It’s Time To Get Back in Franklin Pool
Hundreds of kids who didn't have a chance to swim at Franklin Pool can get back in the water when the pool opens for the summer season Thursday, June 10. The pool will then be open 7-days a week through Friday, August 20.
“It is so exciting to be able open Franklin Pool,” said Parks and Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson. “We can’t wait to welcome the public back to the pool.”
Because the pandemic restrictions continue in Washington State swimmers will see some restrictions. The pool will limit capacity to 50% which is about 200 swimmers. City officials say Franklin Pool will offer recreational swim sessions Monday through Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, one recreational swimming session will be offered from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
There's a cost to swim. $2.00 for youth (under 18 years old), $4.00 for adults, and $2.25 for Honored Citizens (62 or older, a Yakima Transit Honored Citizen, State of Washington Handicapped Parking Placard holder, SSI Disabled, or active member of the military). A family (two adults and up to four children) will pay $13.00.
Special pricing is also available for three-month passes and 10-visit punch cards.
A press release says there are also times to get some exercise at the pool.
Lap swimming and water walking sessions at Franklin Pool will be offered Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The admission price for lap swimming and water walking sessions is the same as it is for recreational swimming sessions.