2014-05-15 / Front Page

City’s pool and country club pool to open Sat., May 24, for summer


The city pool at Reese Booker Park will open Saturday, May 24, for the summer season. The city pool at Reese Booker Park will open Saturday, May 24, for the summer season. The city pool at Reese Booker Park and the pool at Washington Wilkes Country Club will both open Memorial Day weekend for the summer, and both will offer swimming lessons.

City pool manager Gregg Wilkinson said that starting Saturday, May 24, the city pool will be open from noon-6 p.m. on weekends and holidays, noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and will be closed to the public on Mondays.

The city pool’s hours will be cut back to weekends only when school starts in August, and will then be open weekends until after Labor Day.

Swimming lessons will be available at the city pool at a cost of $30 per person. Water aerobics sessions for adults are being planned for July, Wilkinson said. For more information, contact Wilkinson at 770-670- 8668.

The pool at Washington-Wilkes Country Club is offering a special summer membership rate of $250 per family or $150 for an individual for the season, which will run at least from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. For more information, call the W-WCC pro shop at 706-678-2046.

The country club will also be giving children’s swimming lessons. Contact Susan D. Pope at 706-318- 8434 for information.

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