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Decision on City Pools Still Pending

Lincoln Parks and Recreation Director Lynn Johnson announced today that city outdoor pools will not open on Saturday, May 23 for Memorial Day weekend to provide more time to review guidance from health officials. He said a decision has not yet been made on the status of pool operations for the rest of the summer.

“If we are able to determine a safe way to operate pools, we know that we will not open every pool in the city,” Johnson said. “That means that the swim and dive leagues we normally operate will not take place this year. We also will not host any larger events like the regional swim meets normally hosted at Woods.” Johnson said the Trago Park Sprayground will also be closed for now.