Summer is right around the corner and, with it, the promise of long days spent relaxing by the pool.
But which pools are planning to open this season, and when?
Columbus Recreation and Parks Department has announced that all outdoor pools will begin reopening the week of June 7, with select pools and spraygrounds opening as soon as Memorial Day weekend. There’s more where that came from.
Just keep reading for a list of dates as they’re announced.
Powell Pool: Organizers say the pool will reopen on May 28 with temporary COVID-19 guidelines still in place, meaning the pool will operate at a capacity of no more than 318 people at a time and guests will be welcomed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The pool will open at full capacity on June 2.
Pickerington Community Pool: The pool is set to open May 29, with operating rules being released at a later date.
Bexley Pool: The pool will reopen on May 29 and will operate on a daily reservation system while COVID-19 protocols remain in place.
Canal Winchester Municipal Pool: The pool is set to reopen Memorial Day weekend. When it does, organizers say capacity will remain limited in line with COVID-19 guidelines and swimming will be broken up into sessions.
Columbus City Pools will operate daily in three, two-hour time blocks, according to the city. Visitors will also be required to register in advance.
- Dodge Pool is set to open May 31, and then again on June 7 through the summer.
- Driving Park Pool will open May 31, and again on June 7 through the summer.
- Glenwood Swimming Pool will reopen on June 8.
- Lincoln Swimming Pool is set to open on June 7.
- Marion Franklin Swimming Pool will reopen on June 8.
- Maryland Swimming Pool will open on June 7.
- Tuttle Swimming Pool is set to reopen June 7 through the summer.
- Windsor Swimming Pool will reopen on June 8.
Dublin Outdoor Community Pools: The pools open May 29 and the city has said normal operations will resume following the June 2 lifting of COVID-19 health orders. The restrictions put in place for the 2020 season will not continue this summer, the city said in a release.
Gahanna pools: Both the Gahanna Swimming Pool and the Hunters Ridge Pool will reopen on May 29 and will not require reservations for entry.
Grandview Heights Municipal Pool: When the pool reopens on May 29, it will operate at full capacity, with admissions taking place on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The Big Splash: The water park will open May 29 and admittance will only be available to season pass holders.
Plain Township Aquatic Center: The center is now selling pool memberships, and plans to limit attendance to two or three swim sessions a day.
City of Upper Arlington pools: The city's three pools are set to reopen on May 29.
Hilliard's Station Park splash pads: The splash pads will open the weekend of May 22 and will follow the latest guidance from the CDC.
Westerville aquatics: The city says the splash pad at Hanby Park will reopen Memorial Day weekend. Plans are still being finalized on how to safely reopen the Highlands Park Aquatic Center, but it will open for the 2021 season.
Worthington pools: The pools reopened June 2-4 for a member preview, and are set to reopen for the summer season on June 5 at 75% capacity. Reservations will no longer be required.
Zoombezi Bay: The waterpark announced it will reopen the weekend of May 22 for a sneak peek, with general admission beginning May 29.
Pataskala Pool: The pool is now selling membership passes for the 2021 season, and registration for swim lessons begins May 1.
Marysville Municipal Pool: When the pool reopens on May 29, it will follow COVID-19 safety guidelines, with the maximum amount of people allowed in at a given time being 225.