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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, June 27, 2011

West Beach Wading Pool to Open Tuesday, July 5

Oak Park Wading Pool Already Open

The City of Santa Barbara’s Parks & Recreation Department has good news for parents and their young children this summer.

Oak Park Wading Pool

Press Release

Oak Park Wading Pool


Both of the City’s wading pools will be open for free swim for youth 7 and under through late August. The West Beach Wading Pool, located next to Los Baños Pool at 401 Shoreline Drive, will open on Tuesday, July 5 through Friday, August 19, thanks to a generous grant from the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise. West Beach pool hours are Monday-Friday from 12noon-4pm. The Oak Park Wading Pool at 300 W. Alamar Ave., is currently open through Sunday, August 21, daily from 12noon-5pm.

Both wading pools are staffed by City lifeguards; however, children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible person 18 years or older. Children must wear bathing suits and those not potty-trained must wear approved swim diapers.

Free swim is also available for children ages 13 and under at the Ortega Park Pool, 600 N. Salsipuedes Street, through August 19, weekdays from 1:30-3pm. All ages may swim for a fee ($1 child/$4 adult) at Los Baños Pool, Monday-Saturday from 2:15-3:45pm. Los Baños is closed for swim meets on July 1-3 and July 9.

For more information on swim programs and pool hours, please call 966-6110.

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