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County pool now open 7 days a week

Children and adults enjoy the Lancaster County Swimming Pool in this undated photo. (Source: Lancaster County Parks & Recreation)

Beginning Tuesday, the Lancaster County Swimming Pool in central park is open seven days a week.

It will remain open daily until the start of the School District of Lancaster school year in late August, the county said. The hours are as follows:

  • Monday to Saturday: 12 noon to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 to 7 p.m.

Initially, the county had said the pool would not open this summer due to a shortage of lifeguards. Subsequently, in response to public demand, the Parks & Recreation Department renewed its recruitment efforts, partnering with local schools and organizations such as YMCA of the Roses.

That yielded enough new applicants for the pool to open on a limited basis on weekends, beginning with the July 4 holiday. County officials said at the time that they hoped shortly to be able to open daily.

Pool admission is $9 for ages 3 and up; children 2 and under are free. Due to the delay in opening, the county is not selling season passes for 2022.