Ross Park Aquatic Complex COVID-19 Modifications

Ross Park Aquatic Complex has opened its pools under the Governor’s phased approach and the City-approved operation plan.

The Center for Disease Control states, “there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs or spas, or water playgrounds. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g. with chlorine and bromine) of pools, hot tubs or spas, and water playgrounds should inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.”

Stage 4:  June 15–August 7, 2020

  • Regular hours and regular admission fees apply.
  • Patrons are required to wear face coverings in the building and when six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained on the deck and grassy areas. Absolutely NO MASKS are allowed in the water.
  • Controlled Occupancy: 300 people maximum, providing ample space for appropriate physical distancing to be maintained.
  • All pools will be open. However, the water slide will remain closed for the season.
  • We DO ALLOW Coast Guard-approved life jackets and puddle jumpers.  We DO NOT ALLOW air-filled flotation devices (rings/wings) or any baby swim devices in the facility/pools.

Feature Restrictions

All pools will be open. However, the following changes and precautions will be in place during this phase:

LAZY RIVER

  • Lazy River tubes are available.  Once a patron is finished with a tube, it will be flipped over to be disinfected before another patron can use it.

ACTIVITY POOL

  • Basketball hoops have been removed.

MAIN POOL

  • Basketball hoop has been removed.
  • Three lap lanes will be available with 2 lap swimmers per lane.
  • A 30-minute time limit will be instituted if lap swimmers are waiting.
  • Only serious lap swimmers will be allowed in the lap lanes.

WATER SLIDE

  • Closed

CONCESSION STAND

  • Open

GRASSY/DECK AREA

  • Chairs and tables are unavailable. Please bring your own if desired.

PRIVATE RENTAL AREA

  • Available

Activities and Events

LAZY RIVER WALKING

  • Currently available
  • Morning sessions: Monday–Friday, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
    Evening sessions: Tuesday and Thursday, 7:15–8:15 p.m.
  • Maximum participation per session: 50 walkers
  • Must walk in the same direction and maintain appropriate social distancing.

SPLASH DANCES AND SENSORY-FRIENDLY SWIMS

  • Canceled for the season

Precautions

  • Patrons are required to wear face coverings in the building and when six feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained on the deck and grassy areas. Absolutely NO MASKS are allowed in the water.
  • We have put in place additional protocols for extra sanitation of all areas of the facility.

All are encouraged to take the following Enhanced Hygiene Measures in their daily lives and while using the Ross Park Aquatic Complex to help prevent the spread of germs:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Wear a mask when appropriate.
  • Wash with soap and water and/or sanitize your hands often.
  • Avoid touching your eyes/nose/mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing—NOT your hands—and dispose of used tissues in a wastebasket.
  • Use an elbow or shoulder for coughing/sneezing if no tissue is available.

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes should consider staying home.