All Arlington Pools Open Starting June 12
By Melissa Entralgo, Arlington Parks & Recreation
Posted on June 11, 2020, June 11, 2020

Residents enjoy Helen Wessler Pool

Please note, the information below is subject to change at any time as new information and resources become available.

In accordance with Governor Greg Abbott’s plan to reopen Texas, Arlington Parks & Recreation Allen Bolden Pool located at 2800 S. Center St., Helen Wessler Play Pool located at 2310 Greenway St., Woodland West Pool located at 3200 Norwood Ln., Howard Moore Play Pool located at 1999 Bever Blvd. will reopen in a limited capacity on Friday, June 12, 2020. 

Following industry leaders, we are implementing many changes as we work toward a new operating normal. We appreciate your patience and flexibility, as your safety and health remain our top priority.

The pool’s 2020 operating dates are June 12 through August 7.

Arlington Aquatics outdoor pools are now operating by two-hour reservations with a mandatory 30-minute sanitation shutdown in between each time slot. Reservations can be made online here. You will need to create an Active Net account to register. There will be no season passes this summer.

The pools will be operating at 50% capacity at this time. This includes all swimmers and non-swimmers that enter the pool grounds. No re-entry will be granted. Everyone must exit the pool gates at the end of their time slot. If you choose to make a second reservation for the same day, you may do so, but will still be asked to exit with all your personal belongings during the sanitation shutdown. Every person who enters the pool gates must pay the daily admission whether swimming or not. For help with reservations, please call the Parks Administration Office at 817-459-5483.

Following the two-hour reservation system, here are the new pool hours:

Allen Bolden Pool

  • The cost is $3 per person regardless of height and infants 12 months and under are free.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12 p.m.-2 p.m., 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Sundays 1 p.m.-3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • The pool is closed on Mondays.

Helen Wessler

  • The cost is $2 per person regardless of height and infants 12 months and under are free.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 2:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., 3 p.m-5 p.m.
  • Friday, Saturday 12 p.m.-2 p.m., 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Sundays 1 p.m.-3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • The pool is closed on Wednesdays.

Howard Moore

  • The cost is $3 per person regardless of height and infants 12 months and under are free.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., 3 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Saturday 12 p.m.-2 p.m., 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Sundays 1 p.m.-3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • The pool is closed on Mondays.

Woodland West

  • The cost is $3 per person regardless of height and infants 12 months and under are free.
  • Monday, Wednesday 12 p.m.-2 p.m., 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12 p.m.-2 p.m., 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Sundays 1 p.m.-3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • The pool is closed on Tuesdays.

At this time, rentals are not permitted including pavilions. Camps or large groups that used to drop-in will need to reach out to Maria Campbell, Arlington Aquatics Manager, maria.campbell@arlingtontx.gov or call 817- 459-5481 to register.

Along with the reduction of patron capacity, seating capacity has also been reduced to help maintain social distancing outside of the water.

The 30-minute sanitation shutdown allows the lifeguards to clear the pool, wipe down (sanitize and disinfect) the high-touch areas and prepare for the next set of patrons. The staff will be utilizing a sanitizing and disinfecting solution comprising one-part bleach to 10-parts water.

Upon arrival, visitors will line up outside the gates following the social distance stickers until the gates are open for the next time slot. Visitors can expect no contact check-ins. Please print your reservation receipt or have it pulled up on your phone, for streamlined access. You may see staff and members wearing face masks and gloves—just know that the staff is smiling and happy to see you! Face masks and gloves are not required during your visit. There is one designated entrance and one designated exit at the pools. High-touch surface areas will be disinfected regularly throughout the day.

Along with equipment, visitors must also disinfect personal belongings upon arrival and exit. Sanitizing stations have been set up throughout the facility, which visitors can use as frequent as desired.

Staff and visitors are expected to self-screen before entering.

Sanitation stations will be set up throughout the pool area for use before visitors enjoy the diving board, or the water slides. Along with sanitation, guards will be spacing out the flow of patrons on the lazy river.

Parks staff is working closely with the Arlington Fire Department to monitor and implement a reasonable reopening timeline that complies with Gov. Abbott’s latest executive orders, the City’s Roadmap to Reopen and Recover plan and social distancing recommendations from local health officials and the CDC.

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