April 30, 2020 – City of Green Cove Springs announces that the City Pool will be open for the 2020 season on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.
The 2020 season also marks the beginning of Planet Swim, LLC, managing the City Pool under a Professional Services Agreement passed by the City Council on February 18, 2020. Planet Swim, who was previously contracted by the City to run summer swim lessons at the City Pool, will now manage activities, staff, and entry fees to the City Pool. The City will continue to be responsible for any repairs and weekly maintenance of the pool.
The City Pool will be open 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday from Tuesday, May 5, to Sunday, September 27, 2020. Planet Swim staff will be available at the City Pool office from May 5 to May 10 to answer questions and inform the public on hours, prices, and passes. City Pool will be open for public swim starting Tuesday, May 12. In accordance with state executive orders and CDC Guidelines, Planet Swim will keep use of the pool to 10 people or fewer per hour and expand public use as larger groups are allowed to congregate in public spaces.
Pool passes for the 2020 season are $100 for individuals, $75 for seniors (ages 65 and older) and active military, $75 for children (ages 2-17), and $225 for a family (groups of 5). Pool passes are a one-time fee that grants unlimited access to the City Pool for the season. Daily entry rates will be $5 for adults, $3 for seniors (ages 65 and older) and active military, and $3 for children (ages 2-17).
Prices for pool passes and daily entry fees have increased because daily pool hours have increased, resulting in the City Pool open and fully staffed 50 days longer than it has been in the past.
There will be more specific information in future social media postings and press releases regarding swim lessons and other pool activities organized by Planet Swim.
Public can reach Planet Swim with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone after Tuesday, May 5, at 904-297-7070.More: Home Page News GCS COVID-19 Updates & News