By: Staff Reports | GwinnettCitizen.com

Lawrenceville – Dig out your swimsuit and grab a towel because all Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation aquatic facilities open for summer starting May 26 for Memorial Day weekend.

Most of the aquatic centers and leisure play pools offer fun features such as aquatic playgrounds, giant water slides, beach entry into the pool, picnic areas and more.

“We look forward to this time every year because we know youngsters and even adults are anxious to hit the water,” said Christine Greenfield, Parks, and Recreation Aquatics coordinator. “Swimming and playing in the water are good for you physically and mentally and generally enhance your quality of life. We’re proud that our pools are accessible to people with disabilities and offer safe, supervised swimming for all ages.”

The Splish Splash Interactive Fountain is a new feature at E.E. Robinson Park in Sugar Hill. The free, interactive fountain will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., except for Wednesdays when it’s open from noon to 8 p.m. The fountain is unsupervised and may be closed at any time for maintenance or weather conditions.

To ensure everyone is safe and enjoys the water, the Parks and Recreation staff offer private, semi-private and group swim lessons for all ages.

Before heading out to Gwinnett County pools, check out the pool rules. Check out the following tips for a relaxing and fun day at any pool:

• Never leave children unattended in a pool or spa and always watch them when they are in or near water

• Teach children basic water safety tips

• Keep children away from pool drains, pipes, and other openings to avoid entrapment.

• Have a telephone close by when you or your family use a pool or spa

• If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool or spa first

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation is also seeking lifeguards for all pool locations and will offer training to obtain lifeguard certification. Contact lifeguard@gwinnettcounty.com or 770-237-5647 for more information. Certified lifeguards can apply online at www.gwinnettcounty.com following the employment link. For more special events and family, night swims throughout the summer at all facilities, pool rules, admission fees, hours of operation or facility rentals, visit www.gwinnettparks.com.

Published: 2018-05-24 09:40