Summer heat convinces Denver to keep five pools open longer
On the heels of back-to-back months with record- breaking temperatures, Denver Parks and Recreation announced that five of the city’s outdoor pools will remain open for people trying to beat the heat.
The Congress, Mestizo, Barnum, Berkeley and Eisenhower pools were originally set to close Aug. 12 but will now extend their schedules to Aug. 26.
“With how hot and dry this summer has been, and continues to be, we are really excited we can keep these five outdoor pools open for two extra weeks,” said Lauri Dannemiller, manager of Denver Parks and Recreation, in a news release. “This is something we know our residents will be able to take advantage of as the summer winds down.”
The pools will remain fully staffed in the final weeks, especially with Denver Public School students trying to squeeze in as much fun as they can before classes start Aug. 27.
The special weekend admission program will also be extended until the pools close. On Saturdays and Sundays, children under the age of 18 swim for free, while adults pay $1.
The new closing date for the Congress, Mestizo, Barnum, Berkeley and Eisenhower pools, run by Denver Parks and Recreation. The pools had originally been scheduled to close Aug. 12.
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