Indy Parks to open 8 of 17 pools on June 4

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indy Parks announced Thursday its upcoming summer pool schedule and, due to short staffing, only eight of the 17 pools will open June 4.

Plus, pools admission will be free.

These pools will be open next week:

  • Bethel Park
  • Ellenberger Park
  • Frederick Douglass Park
  • Garfield Park
  • Indy Island Aquatic Center
  • Perry Park
  • Thatcher Park
  • Willard Park

With 377 available summer positions, Indy Parks has hired 192 people. This number represents lifeguards, cashiers, pool managers, day camp counselors, food program coordinators and more. The parks are in need of more lifeguards, pool managers and many other positions.

“Out of the remaining nine pools, we will continue to evaluate staffing levels and ways to get them up and running this summer,” says Phyllis Boyd, director of Indy Parks.

Additional pools could open in June and July.

Mayor Joe Hogsett revealed his plans to waive pool admissions throughout the summer. Free pool passes will be available next week at any pool location or Indy Parks Family Center for residents of Marion County.

Official said Thursday that adults must show their state-issued ID. Indy Park clarified on Friday that people must show instead show proof of residency, which can include a utility bill, a rent or mortgage statement, school enrollment information, or a state-issued ID such as a driver’s license.

Beginning June 4, those eight pools will be open Wednesday through Sunday, and pool hours are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3-6 p.m.

Visit Indy Parks Summer Jobs for more information on opening positions.