BRIDGEPORT CITY POOL
- 1106 8th St. in Harwood Park
- Closed Mondays
- Tuesday (Family Night), Noon to 8 p.m.
- Wednesday – Friday, Noon to 5 p.m.
- Saturday, Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
- Daily admission: $2
- 3 and under: Free
The Bridgeport City Pool is open May 26 through Aug. 19, and it’s fully staffed with pool managers, lifeguards and concession workers.
The pool hosts numerous summer activities.
Swimming lessons are offered beginning June 5. The Jr. Guard program for children ages 10 to 14 teaches lifeguarding and leadership skills. The Swim Team participates in TAAF events in the Metroplex.
Water aerobics classes are offered for $3 per class or $25 for a 10-punch card. Classes begin June 5.
Tuesday evening is family night with the pool open until 8 p.m.
Private pool parties are available Wednesday through Sunday after regular pool hours. For information on any program, call (940) 683-3480.
In addition to the pool, Harwood Park has a pavilion, a lighted walking trail, two playgrounds, grills and restrooms, as well as open play areas.
The pavilion is ideal for family reunions, birthday parties, showers and other gatherings. For rental availability and fees, call (940) 683-3480.
RUNAWAY BAY CITY POOL
- 938 Port-O-Call Dr. in Runaway Bay Park
- Open Memorial Day weekend to Aug. 22, then weekends through Labor Day weekend
- Closed Tuesdays
- Wednesday (Family Night), Noon to 8 p.m.
- Thursday – Monday, Noon to 6 p.m.
- Daily admission: $3
- Individual season pass: $80
- Household season pass: $160
- Coupon booklet: $25 for 10 admission tickets
- Groups of 15 or more: $2 per person
- Private parties: $160 for three hours and $80 refundable deposit
For 10 years, Runaway Bay’s public pool has been a fun alternative to splashing in the lake.
Located next to a city park complete with baseball fields and a walking trail, the pool facility has two water slides, two pavilions with multiple tables, a dozen lounge chairs and full bathroom facilities.
“We have a diving board that is 12 feet long and 1 meter tall with special handrails for safety,” said Peggy Barton, pool manager.
Lifeguards are always on duty.
Family night at the pool is Wednesday, and Barton encourages families to attend the event and enjoy swimming and pizza for $2 a slice.
Along with being open to the public, the pool is available to rent for private parties after hours, and it hosts aerobics and swimming lessons before the pool opens.
Water Wizards Workout is 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning June 4. It is led by Sharon Rodgers, and cost is $75 for the summer or $3 at the gate. She can be reached at (940) 575-4928.
Debra Barnett will teach a certified water aerobics course 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 5. The cost is $75 for the summer or $3 at gate. She can be reached by phone at (940) 389-0984 or email email@example.com.
For information about swim lessons, call Laura Martinets at (940) 389-7614. Cost is $70 for a two-week course that is held four days a week in 40-minute classes. Call Martinets to sign up. A water safety instructor, she also offers Red Cross certification for $5.
For additional pool information, call Barton at (940) 626-9046 or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.