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Springfield, Mo. — To mark the Independence Day holiday and the first full month of summer, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s outdoor pools offer plenty of discount Splash & Sizzle swimming opportunities in July.
Splash & Sizzle, offered in partnership with Ozarks Food Harvest, allows swimmers to enter pools for $1 admission, or free admission with a canned food donation. Regular pool admission is $2.50/kids and seniors, $3/adults.
Swimmers may take advantage of Splash & Sizzle pricing all day Independence Day, Thursday July 4, 12:30- 5:30 p.m., at Fassnight, Grant Beach and Meador outdoor pools. Pools open and close an hour early due to the holiday. Westport and Silver Springs pools and McGee-McGregor Wading Pool are closed July 4.
Starting this weekend, select outdoor pools are also open late, with Splash & Sizzle pricing kicking in at 5:30 p.m., including:
Grant Beach, open until 8 p.m. Fridays in July
Silver Springs, open until 8 p.m. Fridays in July
Westport, open until 8 p.m. Fridays in July
Meador, open until 8 p.m. Saturdays in July
Fassnight, open until 10 p.m. Saturdays in July
As of June 29, Westport Pool is open and fully operational, after being closed for five weeks for repair of a major water leak.
Outside of holidays and special events, regular outdoor pool hours are 1-6:30 p.m. (McGee-McGregor Wading Pool follows an abbreviated schedule.) Each pool is closed one day a week, on a staggered schedule, for maintenance. Discount Splash & Sizzle pricing is available every day after 5:30. Food donations benefit Ozarks Food Harvest.
Indoor pools at Chesterfield and Doling family centers follow their regular schedules throughout July.
Detailed information about the Park Board's pools, swimming lessons, pool rules, swim team and more is available in the 2019 Summer Aquatics program guide and at ParkBoard.org/Aquatics. For more information or weather cancellations, call the Aquatics Hotline at 417-864-2099.
For media inquiries, contact Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-874-2943 (office) or 417-224-5510 (mobile). For safety and security, media is not allowed in the gate of any Park Board pool without prior clearance through Parks Administration. Please contact Jenny Edwards before arriving.