West U Gearing Up for Opening Day at Colonial Pool

April 12, 2012

Colonial Park Pool will open for the 2012 season on Saturday and will be open every weekend until Memorial Day.

Colonial Park Pool will open for the 2012 season on Saturday and will be open every weekend until Memorial Day.

The pool will open on Saturday at 10 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Sunday’s hours are 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Regular summer hours start on June 1.

The City of West U has been getting ready for opening day for the past several weeks.

The lily pads at the pool have been replaced and the large play structure has been repainted. Staff has also lowered one of the basketball nets to make it easier to reach for younger kids.

An abrasive dusting has been applied to surfaces around the pool to avoid slipping and the pool has been acid washed.

The pool will be heated to 84 degrees on opening day, Parks and Recreation Director Tim O’Connor said.

Edloe Street Café, the pool’s concessionaire, has deep cleaned the concession facility and prepped for opening day.

The menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, fries and soda as well as several new items. Pool-goers will also be able to purchase box lunches, salads, gluten free items and weight watcher style items. The café is also considering offering pizza by the slice.

Edloe Street Café is available to cater parties at the pool.

The city has trained its lifeguards for opening day and will continue to provide on the job training throughout the season.

Residents are encouraged to buy their pool membership before opening day to avoid long lines. Memberships can be purchased this week at the Recreation Center, 4210 Bellaire Blvd. or on opening day at Colonial Pool.

Residents who already have their memberships will be able to go straight in to the pool on Saturday.

Colonial Park Pool Fees:

Walk-in Fees

Daily Walk-In (all ages) $3 R, $6 NR Guest*

Monthly Resident House Guest Pass $50

(Individual option only)

Season Resident House Guest Pass $150

(Individual option only)

*Must be accompanied by a West U Resident

Resident Membership

Individual Season Pass $75

Couple Season Pass $110

Family Season Pass $175

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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