Lincoln's public swimming pools will begin closing for the season Sunday, August 15. Pools scheduled to close at 6 p.m. that day are Arnold, University Place and Woods.
Ballard, Belmont, Eden, Highlands and Irving Pools will continue to be open from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday, August 16 and from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 17.
The regular season at Star City Shores also ends at 6 p.m. Sunday, but the pool will host one more public event that night – Dog Splash is set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per dog and will go on sale at 6 p.m. at the front gates. A limited number of tickets will be sold. Each dog may be accompanied by up to two adults and one child at least 8 years of age.
Dog Splash features an area for small dogs (measuring 15 inches from the shoulder or less) and retrieval activities in the lap lanes. When the dogs are not in the water, they must be on a leash. Plastic bags will be provided for clean up. Dog splash is sponsored by the Lincoln Parks Foundation and the Greater Lincoln Obedience Club.
The Parks and Recreation Department is asking public input through an online survey. The Public Pool use survey gathers information about current public pool usage and seeks ideas on future programming. The survey is at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/publicpooluse.
For more information on City pools, call 441-7960 or visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: pools).