Emerald Park wading pool reopens as heat on the rise

The plan is to have the pool open every day, except Thursday, weather permitting, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Posted: Aug. 6, 2018 6:22 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- With extreme head headed our way, the reopening of the wading pool at Emerald Park comes at the perfect time.

The remodeled pool opened Monday, and organizers said this has been the plan for almost 30 years.

Just 2 1/2 years ago they applied for a grant from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for $192,000. The park matched the grant to make the reopening happen.

Construction began in April, and Aug. 6 they opened it up to a class of thrilled prekindergarten students.

The plan is to have the pool open every day except Thursday, weather permitting, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The pool is free for in-district residents. For those out of district, the cost is $1 per child. Adults are free.

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