Lion’s Field Pool in Charles City was met with a big decision in late May: to open for the summer or not. They chose the latter as Parks and Recreation Director Tyler Mitchell talked to area pools and it was confirmed that many were skeptical about the possibility of reopening.
New Hampton’s council has been putting off this decision as long as they can in order to wait out Gov. Kim Reynolds when it pertains to recreation swimming restrictions.
According to the Iowa Parks and Recreation association, other Iowa cities are also waiting it out in hopes of opening: West Union, Cedar Falls, Independence, and Waterloo.
Area cities like Decorah have already announced their plans of opening on June 29th.
Waverly has openly announced they will make their final decision by July 1st.
Iowa pool goers will need to wait a couple of weeks to know where they can swim and which city is closest to them.
In hopeful news, the Splashpad at Volunteer Park in Clarksville just opened today (June 12th) and will be able to quench a bit of a pool advocate’s wet desire.
A Facebook post reads:
“Hours are 9 to 9 daily. Be safe, follow the rules, social distance and the use of water shoes is encouraged to reduce slipping.”