Indoor Aquatic Center closes for annual, energy efficient maintenance, Outdoor Aquatic Center alter hours

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department’s Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive, will be closed Sunday, Aug. 6-Monday, Sept. 4, for annual maintenance and to complete several items related to the facilities conservation improvement program. The center will reopen with fall operating hours beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5.

The annual shutdown traditionally closes the facility in mid-August to allow staff the opportunity to perform maintenance that cannot be done when the facility is in use. This year, an additional week was added to complete work on energy upgrades the City Commission approved last February. The annual energy and maintenance savings from projects will completely pay off the debt of the projects, making them a smart investment for the City.

Community swim teams renting pool space at the Indoor Aquatic Center will be relocated to the Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Kentucky St. The Outdoor Aquatic Center will also hold expanded hours to accommodate public swimming.

During the shutdown, the hours at the Outdoor Aquatic Center will be as follow:

Sunday, Aug. 6
Open Swim – 1-8 p.m.

Monday-Friday, Aug. 7-11
Lap Swim/Workouts – 7:30 a.m. -12:45 p.m.
Open Swim – 1-8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 12
Lap Swim/Workouts – 9 a.m. -12:45 p.m.
Open Swim – 1-8 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 13
Open Swim – 1-8 p.m.

Monday-Friday, Aug. 14-18
Lap Swim/Workouts – 7:30 a.m. -12:45 p.m.
Open Swim – 1-8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 19
Lap Swim/Workouts – 9 a.m. -12:45 p.m.
Open Swim – 1-8 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 20
Open Swim – 1-8 p.m.

Monday-Friday, Aug. 21-25
Lap Swim/Workouts – 7:30 a.m. -12:45 p.m.
Open Swim – 4-8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 26
Lap Swim/Workouts – 9 a.m. -12:45 p.m.
Open Swim – 1-8 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 27
Open Swim – 1-8 p.m.

Monday-Friday, Aug. 28-Sept. 1
Lap Swim/Workouts – 7:30 a.m. -12:45 p.m.
Open Swim – 4-8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 2
Lap Swim/Workouts – 9 a.m. -12:45 p.m.
Open Swim – 1-8 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 3
Open Swim – 1-8 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 4
Open Swim – 1-8 p.m.

The Pooch Plunge will take place 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, before the pool is completely closed for the season. Cost is $5 per dog. To register online visit: http://lprd.org/activity?n=311142.

The Aquatic Division office will remain open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and staff may still be contacted at (785) 832-SWIM. For the complete schedules of both the Indoor and Outdoor Aquatic Centers, please visit the Aquatics Division webpage at: https://lawrenceks.org/lprd/aquatics.

For more information, contact Lori Madaus, aquatics supervisor, (785) 832-7946.