Flora Pool Scheduled to Open This Summer
Apr. 26, 2022 -- For Immediate Release
Due to understaffing, the City of Dubuque plans to open just one of its two pools this summer. Flora Pool is scheduled to open on Friday, June 3, but Sutton Pool is not scheduled to open in 2022.
City staff report that, despite expanded efforts to recruit lifeguards and other pool staff, they will not have enough staff to safely operate both pools.
“Flora Pool was chosen because it is the larger of the two pools, is centrally located, and has a bus stop nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue,” said Recreation Division Manager Dan Kroger. “Having the larger pool open allows us to maximize lesson offerings as well as greater capacity for open swim times.”
City staff are exploring options to provide a shuttle service to assist residents in getting to Flora Pool. The Jule public transportation system offers free annual student passes for children in grades K-12. Children ages 5 and younger ride free when accompanied by an adult. Additional information on fares and routes is available at www.cityofdubuque.org/thejule
Swim lessons will be offered at Flora Pool with registration opening on Monday, May 2. For details on lesson options and registration, please visit www.cityofdubuque.org/swimlessons
Income-qualifying families may receive 50% discounts on pool admission punch cards and swim lesson fees. Families can also apply for scholarships that can be used pool passes and/or swim lessons. For additional details on pool hours/schedules and admission fees and passes, visit www.cityofdubuque.org/pools
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