Dallas Pools are reopening after COVID-19 closes them for more than a year



As advances in COVID-19 vaccination continue across the state, Dallas is ready for a relaxing summer by the pool.

Some Dallas facilities reopened on Memorial Day weekend after being closed for more than a year due to COVID-19 safety concerns. Others will reopen later this summer.

17-year-old lifeguard Jaedan Freeman wipes tables with disinfectant wipes during a break at the Cove Aquatic Center in Crawford in the Pleasant Grove community of Dallas on Saturday, May 29, 2021.(Juan Figueroa / Employee Photographer)

The Cove Aquatic Centers – in Crawford, Fretz and Samuell Grand – have started their weekend hours and will be open for daily use from June 19th. Entry to the Cove Aquatic Centers is $ 5 per person. The centers will be open until Labor Day depending on the availability of staff. The Cove Aquatic Centers will have COVID-19 security protocols including:

  • The centers each have a maximum capacity of 200.
  • Due to the capacity limit, the day will be divided into two-hour sessions from 10:30 a.m.
  • Socially distant “seats” offer space for one group each. Groups are people who visit the facility together and who are regularly in close contact. The seat capsules come first, first serve.

The Bahama Beach water park in Red Bird also reopened on Saturday and will be open on the weekends until it opens daily on June 22nd. The water park has also adjusted its operations to protect against COVID-19.

Other swimming pools and water centers will open later in the summer. Here’s what you need to know:

Families enjoy a sunny afternoon at the Cove Aquatic Center in Crawford.
Families enjoy a sunny afternoon at the Cove Aquatic Center in Crawford.(Juan Figueroa / Employee Photographer)

Community water centers – Kidd Springs and Lake Highlands North – and neighborhood water centers – Exline, Harry Stone, and Tietze – are open for daily use starting June 5th on weekends and June 19th.

The pools in Dallas will be open for daily use starting June 19th. These pools include Bonnie View, Everglade, Glendale, Grauwyler, Jaycee Zaragoza, Martin Weiss, Pleasant Oaks, Tommie Allen, and Walnut Hill.

For the most up-to-date information on opening times, admissions, and other procedures, visit dallasaquatics.org.



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