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Posted on: May 2, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Midland pools to host Memorial Day preview weekend before opening on June 4

The City of Midland's swimming pools will kick off the regular pool season with a preview over Memorial Day Weekend.

Doug Russell and Washington Aquatic Centers will open their doors for Memorial Day Weekend on May 28-30 and then re-open on June 4 to resume normal summertime operations after the completion of the school year. Hours during Memorial Day Weekend at both pools will be noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Monday, and 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Doug Russell Aquatic Center, which is located at 900 Midland Drive, will be open during the regular 2016 pool season from noon to 7 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and from 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday. The lap pool will be closed from noon to 1 p.m. during weekdays for lap swimming.

Washington Aquatic Center, which is located at 1601 E. Indiana Ave., will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday, and from 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Family nights will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday night at Washington Aquatic Center and Thursday night at Doug Russell Aquatic Center.

Reservations for private pool parties and pavilion rentals can be made now by calling 432-685-7356 or visiting the Parks and Recreation Division at 2701 W. Elizabeth Street. Registration for swim lessons is also available by calling 432-685-7355 or visiting the MLK Jr. Community Center located at 2300 Butternut Lane.

The cost of entry at City of Midland pools for 2016 is $3 per person, with free admission for children under the age of 2. Punch passes are available at both the Parks office and the MLK Jr. Community Center for discounted rates.

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Media Contact: Public Information Officer Sara Bustilloz

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