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Lincoln's nine public pools open Saturday

Lincoln's nine public pools open Saturday

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Dreighton Griess enjoys air time as he takes off the diving board with a flip at Arnold Heights Swimming Pool in 2018. 

Lincoln's nine public pools will open for the season Saturday.

The neighborhood pools — Arnold Heights, Ballard, Belmont, Eden, Irving and Woods — are open from 1-6 p.m. daily. All neighborhood pools will host family swim nights from 6-8 p.m. for $9 per family. Event nights vary by location.

Daily rates can be found at parks.lincoln.ne.gov.

Season pass rates at neighborhood pools are $70 for youths (ages 3-17), $93 for adults and $198 for families. The family pass is good for two adults and up to four children. Additional children can be added to the pass for $25 each.

The Highlands and University Place aquatic centers are open from 1-8 p.m. weekdays and from 1-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Season pass rates at the aquatic centers are $79 for youth, $103 for adults and $221 for families.

The last day of the regular pool season at neighborhood pools and aquatic centers is Aug. 11. 

Star City Shores will be open from 12:30-8 p.m. daily during the regular season. Extended season hours are from 3:30-7 p.m. Aug. 12-16, and from 12:30-6 p.m. Aug. 17 and 18. Season pass rates are $85 for youth, $107 for adults and $233 for families.

Residents can buy pool passes and register for swimming lessons and other aquatic programs at parks.lincoln.ne.gov. Swimming lessons for all ages and skill levels start June 3, June 17, July 8 and July 22.

The website also includes information on the free fitness classes, middle school Night Splash, pool rentals and the Dog Splash event at the end of the season.

The sprayground at Trago Park, 22nd and U streets, is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission is free.

Public pool locations and phone numbers are as follows:

* Arnold Heights, 4000 N.W. 46th, 402-441-7829

* Ballard, 3901 N. 66th, 402-441-7898

* Belmont, 12th and Manatt, 402-441-7826

* Eden, 4400 Antelope Creek, 402-441-7827

* Irvingdale, 1900 Van Dorn, 402-441-7828

* Woods, 33rd and J, 402-441-7782

* Highlands Aquatic Center, 5511 N.W. 12th, 402-441-7800

* University Place Aquatic Center, 2000 N. 48th, 402-441-7834

* Star City Shores, 4375 S. 33rd Court, 402-441-6670

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