Free Pools!

Happy Friday RMT’ers! I am sure many of you are finding yourselves knee-deep if not in the deeper end of the pool as the weather gets more and more unbearably warm (ok, it’s hot!). And just as the phrase “FREE BEER” captures the attention of many American adults everywhere, the phrase “FREE POOLS” has about as much if not more of a draw with the American preschool- and elementary-aged set – and it’s music to my motherly ears as well.

Each summer, Lakewood Parks and Recreation – a city just a tiny splash out of Long Beach – opens several wading pools for toddlers up through elementary age. The pools are located around their little town at various playgrounds and parks.

Because it gets complicated to remember which of the pools are open which days and which times, I’m just going to post the schedule right here, not just for you, but for T and me, too!

City of Lakewood – Wading Pools
Wading pools are FREE and are open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., for youngsters ages 3-7, from June 20 to September 5, 2011 at Lakewood parks as detailed below:


Mayfair (NOTE: this is also the location of one of two of the city’s larger public pools)

Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 
Del Valle (AKA – Airplane Park)
San Martin (AKA – Pumpkin Park)

Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday:
Boyar (AKA – Dinosaur Park)

Wading Pool Wednesdays:
NEW FOR 2011!
  The wading pools at Boyar, Del Valle, Mayfair, and San Martin parks will be open from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings from June 22 – August 31.

Wading pools will also be open on the weekends from May 28 – September 25 between 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information on these pools or other aquatics inquiries for the City of Lakewood, please go to their aquatics-dedicated website at .

Have a great weekend staying cool – in the pool!