LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Parks and Recreation is opening three outdoor pools this week, Algonquin, Fairdale, and Sun Valley.

Beginning Tuesday, July 7, Fairdale's pool will open at 11 a.m. Sun Valley's pool will open Wednesday followed by Algonquin on Thursday. Each pool will be open two days a week from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

“I’d like to thank our staff for their hard work and attention to detail in getting the plans together to open up the pools this summer, as well as Mayor Fischer and the Metro Council for their support,” said Parks and Recreation Director Dana Kasler. “This announcement hopefully will make summer a little bit more enjoyable for everyone.” 

Pools might open for more hours and days if parks and rec can hire additional lifeguards for the season All state health requirements will be followed, as well as local and state guidelines that determine how and when recreational water facilities operate.

If you or your family plan to go to the pools you are urged to practice social distancing and good hygiene. Visitors are encouraged to come wearing their swimsuits because access to changing areas is limited. Another thing to note, there will no longer be pool furniture on the decks to encourage social distancing. 

Pool visitors must register to swim by calling Metro Parks Aquatics at 502-897-9949 no more than a week in advance. The three pools will have an initial maximum capacity of 45 swimmers per two-hour session. Session 1 is from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and session 2 will run from 2-4p.m. General admission is $2 for each swimmer. 

Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey (Dist. 3) is covering the entry fees for patrons of the Algonquin Pool. Guests will still need to pre-register.

“It’s the right thing to do,” said Dorsey. “We know this year has been difficult and we want to remove as many barriers as we can. This is one more thing that will move us in the right direction.”

 The three pools will be closed on Mondays for maintenance during the 2020 season, which will end on September 5.

The addresses for the pools are:

Nelson Hornbeck Park (Fairdale) 
709 Fairdale Road, 40118

Algonquin Pool
1614 Cypress Street, 40210

Sun Valley Pool
6505 Bethany Lane, 40272