|The opening day for Schifferdecker, Ewert, and Cunningham Family Aquatic Centers is Saturday, May 24, 2014.
The Family Aquatic Centers offer various amenities for children of all ages and their families, including a family changing area, concession area, a zero depth entry into the main pool area; an in-pool shaded rest area; and interactive spray features.
Younger children will enjoy play areas in the water. More experienced swimmers may jump, dive and slide their way in. For those who enjoy the sunshine or prefer to stay dry, expanded deck areas with sunbathing opportunities plus several shaded canopy areas with deck furniture are featured at each location.
Schifferdecker Aquatic Center is located at 4th and Schifferdecker streets. Admission is $4 for children; $5 for adults, 16 years of age and older and children age 2 and under are admitted free of charge.
Cunningham Aquatic Center is located at 24th and Maiden Lane. Admission is $3 for children; $4 for adults, 16 years of age and older and children age 2 and under are admitted free of charge.
Ewert Aquatic Center is located at 5th and School streets. Admission is $2.50 for children; $3.50 for adults, 16 years of age and older and free for children age 2 and under.
Pools are open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily with the exception of Ewert, which is closed on Mondays.
Swim Season Passes
Season passes are also available for admission to all three aquatic centers, and offer unlimited admission to all three of the pools throughout the season. A family season pass is $125. The individual adult season passes, ages 17 and up is $70 and individual children season passes, ages 3 to 16 and senior citizen passes, ages 60 and up, is $60. Passes are on sale at the Joplin Athletic Complex. For more information, call (417) 625-4750.
Family swim nights at Schifferdecker
Enjoy an evening of swimming every Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Schifferdecker Aquatic Center. Admission is half off regular pricing. A parent must be present for children to participate.
Adult lap swim at Schifferdecker
Joplin Parks and Recreation is offering an adult lap swim time at Schifferdecker Aquatic Center from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Admission for this is $1.50 per visit or swimmers may use their season pass.
Private pool parties may be held at Schifferdecker and Cunningham locations from 6:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. To rent Cunningham Aquatic Center for this activity, the fee is $125 per hour. Schifferdecker Aquatic Center is available for $200 an hour for rental of the entire facility. To rent just the lazy river area or the competition pool, the fee is $125 per hour.
For more information about Joplinís pool facilities, call the Joplin Athletic Complex at (417) 625-4750.