The end of the school year and rising temperatures are sure signs that summer has arrived in Yakima. So, too, is the opening of Franklin Pool.
The roughly three-month-long 2016 summer season at the City of Yakima’s outdoor pool will officially begin when Franklin Pool opens its doors for the first time this year on Wednesday, June 8th at 12:30 pm. The pool will be open seven days a week from June 8th through August 28th.
Franklin Pool will offer recreational swim sessions Monday through Friday from 12:30 pm to 6:30 pm and from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, one recreational swimming session will be offered from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
Admission for recreational swim sessions costs $2.00 for youth (under 18 years old), $3.75 for adults, and $2.25 for Honored Citizens (62 or older, a Yakima Transit Honored Citizen, State of Washington Handicapped Parking Placard holder, SSI Disabled, or active member of the military). A family (two adults and up to four kids) will pay just $13.00.
Lap swimming and water walking sessions at Franklin Pool will be offered Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to noon and 10:00 am to noon on Saturdays and Sundays. The admission price for lap swimming and water walking sessions is the same as it is for recreational swimming sessions.
Special pricing for three-month passes and 10-visit punch cards is also available.
Swimming lessons will also be offered at Franklin Pool this summer. Click on the following link and look at page 4 of the Yakima Parks & Recreation 2016 Summer Program Guide to learn details about swimming lessons at Franklin Pool – http://bit.ly/1TLOFgl
To close out the 2016 summer season, Franklin Pool will host its 10th Annual Paws in the Pool event on Sunday, August 28th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Dogs and their owners will get to enjoy the pool on the last day of the season just as they have for the past decade. Paw in the Pool admission is free for dogs, but owners have to pay normal admission fees.