City pools to be reopened again for the summer
Roanoke, Virginia – After being closed for more than a year, pools in Roanoke will be opened again this summer.
Washington Park and Fallon Park pools will be opened for visitors on June 4.
“Having to keep the pools closed last year was very difficult in an already challenging year, so we are thrilled to be able to open them this summer. Our department knows how important these facilities are to the citizens of Roanoke, and we are working hard to get them up and running,” Community Recreation Coordinator Lauren Woodson said.
According to Roanoke Parks and recreation, timeline of reopening the pools mostly depends on the approval of Health Department and they are now seeing an increase in permit applications as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
Covid-19 restriction at the pools are as it follows:
- Pools will be operating at a 75% capacity limit (225 people per pool). With admittance granted on a first-come, first-served basis
- Patrons will be required to answer COVID-screening questions prior to admittance
- Masks will be required when entering/exiting the facility, purchasing concessions, and when using the restrooms.
According to officials, these restrictions are not permanent and can be changed.