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Clark County opens eight pools to kick off summer

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Updated: 5/24/2013 11:21 pm
LAS VEGAS -- The summer pool season kicks off this weekend with eight Clark County pools and water parks opening for Memorial Day weekend at noon on Saturday, May 25.

With the start of pool season, County pools will accept donations of new swimsuits for children.

Youth swimsuits for boys and girls of all ages, six months and up, are needed and will be accepted throughout the summer. Anyone who donates a swimsuit will receive a free water bottle commemorating this year’s 50th anniversary of the County’s Parks and Recreation Department. The water bottles will be given away while supplies last.

“Our pools and outdoor water parks provide a fun and safe place to beat our desert heat all summer long,” said Commission Chair Steve Sisolak. “Donating a swimsuit to a child in need is a great way to get the summer off to a good start for families that are struggling economically.”

“Memorial Day Weekend is not just the unofficial start of summer,” said Commissioner Susan Brager, an active member of the Southern Nevada Drowning Prevention Coalition. “It’s the start of a season of fun for the valley’s kids. And nothing is more fun for a child than a day of splashing around a swimming pool. It’s also a great way to escape the heat.”

Last summer, more than 125,000 people attended open swim sessions at County pools and our aquatics facilities hosted more than 32,000 swim lessons and classes. Clark County’s Parks and Recreation Department employs about 300 staff members aged 15 ½ and up to run summertime aquatics facilities and programs.

The following pools and water parks will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday over Memorial Day weekend:
  • Desert Breeze Water Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road
  • Hollywood Water Park at 1550 S. Hollywood
  • Cambridge Water Park at 3930 Cambridge St.
  • Paradise Water Park at 4770 Harrison Drive
  • Parkdale Water Park at 3200 Ferndale St.
  • Walnut Water Park at 3085 Cecile Ave.
County water parks feature twisting slides, gushing fountains, play areas, zero-depth entry for young swimmers, and shade on the pool deck for those taking a break. Water park fees are $2 for youth 3 to 17 years, $3 for adults 18 to 54 years, $1 for seniors and children under 3 are free. Neighborhood pool fees are $1 for youth 3 to 17 years, $2 for adults 18 to 54 years and $1 for seniors and children under 3 are free.

A list of locations and various programs offered at each facility and related fees can be found online at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov.
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