Splash into some fun in the sun as Jax community pools open Memorial Day weekend

Just in time for summer.

The City of Jacksonville Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) announced that 20 community pools across the city will open Saturday, May 27 — just in time for Memorial Day festivities.

The following outdoor pools will be open on Saturday from 11 p.m. to 6 p.m., on Sunday, May 28 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and on Monday, May 29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

Andrew Jackson High School – 128 W. 30th St.Baldwin Middle/High School – 345 Chestnut St. N.Cecil Aquatic Center – 13611 Normandy Blvd.Emmett Reed Park – 1093 W. 6th St.Fletcher High School – 700 Seagate Ave.Fort Caroline – 131 Ferber Rd.Grand/ Johnnie Walker Park – 2740 Division St.Harts Rd/ Eartha Napolean Park – 11597 Harts Rd.Julius Guinyard Park – 1358 Jefferson St.Lakeshore Middle School – 2519 Bayview Rd.Mandarin High School – 4831 Greenland Rd.Oceanway Park – 12215 Sago Ave. W.Pine Forest – 2335 Gattis Ln.Ribault High School – 5820 Van Gundy St.Riverside High School – 1200 S. McDuff Ave.Sandalwood High School – 2750 John Prom Blvd.Terry Parker High School – 7301 Parker School Rd.Thomas Jefferson Park – 390 N. Jackson Ave.Westside High School – 5530 Firestone Rd.Woodland Acres/ Warrington Park – 8200 Kona Ave.

The outdoor pools will be open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Starting, Saturday, June 3, outdoor pools will open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekends.

The Cecil Aquatics Center on 13611 Normandy Boulevard is open to swimmers year-round.

Additional locations can open depending on lifeguard availability.

The city is also hiring qualified lifeguards to work at pools. That starting salary is $14 an hour. For more information, call (904) 255-6777 or (904) 255-4271, or email bealifeguard@coj.net.

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