The Heise Park Swimming Pool and the Splash Park will both open for the 2020 season on Saturday, June 6. However, we want the community to be aware there will be new guidelines in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
According to the CDC, there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 can spread through water but the Ohio Department of Health has issued several guidelines for use of pools and aquatic facilities. We are asking guests to cooperate with staff and follow posted signage. While there is no reduced capacity, staff will ensure guests are able to maintain six feet of physical distancing. Guests will need to sign in at the admission gate, so please anticipate a longer wait than normal. The staff will clean surfaces, railings, and restrooms every 20 minutes. Shower rooms will be closed and there will be no self service at the concession area.
For guests, mandatory practices are:
Recommended practices for guests are:
Pool hours are Monday through Friday from 1-7 p.m., and weekends from 1-5 p.m. Rentals will be available on weekend evenings. Splash Park hours are Monday through Sunday from 1-7 p.m. Pool fees will remain the same as last year and admission for the Splash Park will continue to be free.
Please note the facilities will close on days in which the air temperature is below 71 degrees or when there is rain and/or lightning.
The pool is operated by the Galion Community Center YMCA. To purchase season passes or schedule a private rental, contact the YMCA at 419-468-7754.