Let’s Go Swimming! Yakima’s Lions Pool Reopens Monday
It's time to get back in the pool Yakima. After a long closure because of a problem with a pump Lions Pool in Yakima opens on Monday, August 22.
Yakima city officials say the pool has been closed for nearly 2 months due to a mechanical issue with the pool’s main pump. The pool will open for its regular scheduled hours of operation as of Monday.
It could have been a longer closure say city officials
“We have received the pump and motor and will be back to full operation on Monday,” said Parks & Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson. “We look forward to seeing our community again here at Lions Pool.”
City officials say the pool could have stayed closed for a lot longer but the needed parts came earlier than expected which meant the repairs could be made faster. As a result Lions Pool is re-opening almost a month ahead of schedule. When the pump issue arose in late June, it was estimated the pool would re-open sometime in the fall due to difficulty in obtaining the parts needed for repairs.
The pool will open the day after Franklin pool closes
Lions Pool will re-open the day after the City’s outdoor pool, Franklin Pool, closes for the summer season this Sunday, August 21st. But don't miss the fun on closing day for Franklin Pool.
Don't miss the fun on Sunday at Franklin Park
Yakima's Franklin Pool will welcome dogs and their owners from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, August 21 for the 16th annual Paws in the Pool event. Officials from Yakima Parks and Recreation say the event for dogs and owners is held each summer on the last day of operation at Franklin Pool.
Dogs swim for free but owners but owners must pay the general admission fee. If you own a dog all breeds are welcome at the event but make sure your pets are current on all shots and vaccinations. City officials say watch your dog because you're responsible for any messes made by your dog. Sorry but no vicious or aggressive dogs are permitted at the event.