Pools in the area are slated to open, some still need lifeguards

Get ready for 4-state pool season! Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer swimming season at most local pools. KOAM collects information from zone pools and will update this article with it. City officials can send an email to [email protected] with information about their swimming pools and aquatic centers.

Joplin, Mo.

Like many cities across the country, the Joplin Parks and Recreation Department faces lifeguard staffing issues, resulting in a change in pool operations.

Schifferdecker Aquatic Center (4th Street and Schifferdecker Avenue) will be the only pool to open to the public on Saturday, May 29. As the largest swimming pool of Joplin’s three aquatic centers, the opening of this center allows the City to serve the greatest number of residents with the current staff. Hours of operation are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. with extended hours on Fridays until 8 p.m. Admission is $ 5.50 for visitors 15 and under and $ 6.50 for visitors 16 and over. There is no charge for children two years old and under. The capacity limit of 250 people set in 2020 has been lifted for the 2021 season.

Ewert and Cunningham Aquatic Centers will be open during the summer to host various summer programs, such as swimming lessons, Aqua Zumba, Junior Lifeguarding training and other activities for clients. Learn more about www.joplinparks.org.

To date, City staff have hired and trained 42 lifeguards; however, the Department needs at least 90 lifeguards to safely operate the three aquatic centers during the season. The Ministry is still recruiting lifeguards and will organize a training on May 21 and 22 and another in June for the candidates.

Neosho Municipal Pool, Mo.

The Neosho municipal swimming pool is open to the public from May 29, 2021.

  • Monday to Saturday 12 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
  • Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The YMCA manages the pool and offers private parties from Friday to Sunday. They say that the month of June is booked and that places are selling quickly. To reserve, apply in person at the Neosho YMCA.

Pool location
416 Fairground Road
Neosho, Missouri

YMCA location (https://ymcaswmo.org/)

4701 Chouteau Ave.
Neosho, MO 64850

Pittsburg, Kan.

the Pittsburg Aquatic Center will open on May 28, 2021. But, to operate every day, they need lifeguards and maintenance staff. If all goes as planned, the swimming pool will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily, weather permitting.

The City of Pittsburg posted the following on social media: “The PPRD needs staff to make our summer activities and the opening of our facilities happen! Check out Kiddieland’s job postings at the pool, summer camp and more by visiting https://www.pittks.org/jobs/ and sorting by parks and recreation in the department’s drop-down menu!

Schlanger swimming pool is currently under construction. The aquatic center paddling pool has disappeared, but in its place, the city is building the Schlanger paddling pool. They hope to finish it in June. The City will provide updates as construction continues. You can follow their Facebook page for more details.

  • Address: 700 block E. 6th St.
  • Opening day: Closed – New installation coming soon! Stay tuned!

Coming soon! The City of Pittsburg is working on the Schlanger Splash Pad. The paddling pool by the pool has disappeared .. but it will take its place. May open in June, but the City will provide updates as construction continues. Of course, it will depend on the weather.

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