Local Pool Ready for Summer
By DIANE TURNER-HURNS
Journal & Topics Reporter
June 2, 2014
The towering pool windows at the Donald E. Stephens Athletic Complex inside Rosemont School were outfitted this week with new light screening treatments to help reduce the amount of sun and heat in the facility.
“The light screening was just put on 18 of the windows on the west side and some on the south side today (Monday),” said Rosemont Park Dist. Director of Parks and Recreation Karen Stephens.
The pool will open daily for the summer season this Monday, June 9 and stay open through Aug 10.
At their May 13 meeting, park commissioners approved spending $3,600 to have the shading added to the pool windows, noting many schools and parks had done the same to reduce sun and the heat in their pools.
According to Stephens, the pool at the athletic complex was built in 1968.
Beginning June 9 the pool will be open Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. before June 14, and from June 14 through Aug. 10 it will be open Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
From October through April the pool is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Rosemont residents are charged $1 if they are under 16 years of age and $2 if 16 and older to use the pool. Non-residents are charged $4 if they are under 16 and $5 if they are 16 and older.
Rosemont senior citizens (60 years and older) do not have to pay while non-resident seniors are charged $3.
Additionally, the splash pads for children are open at Lange Park on Scott Street and at the recreation center on Barry Street. The Lange Park splash pad closes Aug. 31 and will also be closed July 13 for the village picnic. The Barry Street splash pad closes Sept. 2.
There is no charge for Rosemont residents to use the splash pads.