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05-29-2005, 08:22 PM
Everything you wanted to know about OKC public swimming pools, but didn't know who to ask........


Earlywine Family Aquatic Center

Open noon - 9 p.m., daily

May 28 - 30 then June 4 to August 21, August 27-28; September 3-5

Admission $5; $3 after 6 p.m. Pool pass: $50

Will Rogers Family Aquatic Center

Open noon - 9 p.m., daily

May 28 - 30 then June 4 to August 21, August 27-28; September 3-5

Admission $5; $3 after 6 p.m. Pool pass: $50

Woodson & Northeast Pools

Open 1 - 6 p.m., Tuesday - Sunday

June 4 - August 7 & August 13-14

Admission $2 Passes: $30

Northeast Pool Special: Groups of 10+ $1 each

Enjoy price admission every Sunday!

Macklanburg Pool

Open 12:30 - 5 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday

June 7 - August 6


Douglass & Schilling Pools

Open 12:30 - 5 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday

June 7 - July 30


Carson & Minnis Pools

Open 12:30 - 5 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday

June 14 - August 6


EB Jeffrey Shallow-Depth Pool

Open 1 - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday

June 6 - July 29


Foster Indoor Pool

Open year-round

Summer hours: 2 - 5:30 p.m., Monday, Wednesday & Friday.



Lippert Park Sprayground


Earlywine Family Aquatic Center, SW 119 & May692-6050Will Rogers Family Aquatic Center, 3201 N Grand 946-5937Northeast Pool, 1220 NE 33 424-6343Woodson Pool, 3405 S May Ave 681-9776Carson Pool, 8303 S Villa Ave.685-4027Douglass Pool, 901 N Carverdale Dr427-8712Macklanburg Pool, 11700 N Stratford751-2473Minnis Lakeview Pool, 12518 NE 36769-9852Schilling Pool, 537 SE 25 St634-3124Foster Indoor Pool, 614 NE 4 St 239-6898Shallow-Depth Pool EB Jeffery, 4432 NW 16946-5827Sprayground Lippert Park, 5500 S Shartel
Swim Lessons

Session I

June 6-16 Will Rogers & Earlywine

June 7-17 Woodson, Northeast, Macklanburg,

Douglass & Schilling

Session II

June 20-30 Will Rogers & Earlywine

June 21-July1 All other pools

Session III

July 5-15 All pools

Session IV

July 18-28 Will Rogers & Earlywine

July 19-29 All other pools

Session V

Aug 1-11 Will Rogers & Earlywine

Morning and evening swim lessons offered at Woodson and Northeast.
Morning swim lessons offered at Earlywine and Will Rogers.
Evening swim lessons offered at Carson, Douglass, Macklanburg, Minnis and Schilling.
Swim lessons offered by appointment at Foster Indoor Pool.

Come on in -- the water's fine!

Pool Activities
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05-29-2005, 09:52 PM
It appears as if enough pools are open to serve OKC's populace. Which pools are not opening this year? I noticed sellars was not on the list you posted. Is Sellars closed for good?

05-31-2005, 09:38 AM
Looks like most of the shallow pools are history. I'm surprised EB Jeffrey is staying open. I thinkt he surrounding community might have pitched in some donations to keep it open, if I remember right.

Anyways, I think we need to invest in summer entertainment for our children like shallow pools.

Many years ago, there used to be a lot more for kids to do during the summer. We had amusement parks kids could actually afford to go to (Wedgewood and Springlake), tons of neighborhood swimming pools, and more lakes to swim in. Over the years, OKC has lost its quality of life by leaving this strategy behind.

05-31-2005, 10:22 AM
Why don't you see public pools on the NW side of the city? NW 16th is NOT what I'd consider NW of the city.

05-31-2005, 11:06 AM
Good question. I think in an upcoming bond issue or maybe even the next MAPS, if we have a MAPS for Neighborhoods or something like that, we need to consider building a huge aquatic center on the far north side of the city. Will Rogers is about as far north as it gets.

I suppose there is a pool at Macklanburg Park, but it's simply a pool. We need a nice aquatic center on the north side of town, similar to Earlywine.

I consider Will Rogers to be more centrally located.

06-01-2005, 01:06 AM
I was watching the City Council Meeting on Cityvue20 tonight. The various departments were presenting their budget proposals to the council. Sam Bowman suggested that all the play in the park sites have spraygrounds installed. The council also discussed the possibilty of adding more parks like earlywine.

From the sound of the discussion this could become a bond issue item in the future.

06-03-2005, 10:00 AM
Can anyone say MAPS for Neighborhoods? Or a similar bond issue? I think Sam Bowman is on the right track here.