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Friday, December 19, 2014
News Release

Contact: Stacey Welling 
Phone: (702) 455-3201 
Email: stac@ClarkCountyNV.gov 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 
Eight County Pools to Open Memorial Day Weekend 

    Eight Clark County pools and water parks will open for Memorial Day weekend at noon on Saturday, May 25, kicking off the beginning of summer fun.  

    With the start of pool season, County pools will accept donations of new swimsuits for children. Youth swimsuits for boys and girls of all ages, six months and up, are needed and will be accepted throughout the summer. Anyone who donates a swimsuit will receive a free water bottle commemorating this year’s 50th anniversary of the County’s Parks and Recreation Department. The water bottles will be given away while supplies last.  

    “Our pools and outdoor water parks provide a fun and safe place to beat our desert heat all summer long,” said Commission Chair Steve Sisolak. “Donating a swimsuit to a child in need is a great way to get the summer off to a good start for families that are struggling economically.”  

    “Memorial Day Weekend is not just the unofficial start of summer,” said Commissioner Susan Brager, an active member of the Southern Nevada Drowning Prevention Coalition.  “It’s the start of a season of fun for the valley’s kids. And nothing is more fun for a child than a day of splashing around a swimming pool. It’s also a great way to escape the heat.”  

    Last summer, more than 125,000 people attended open swim sessions at County pools and our aquatics facilities hosted more than 32,000 swim lessons and classes. Clark County’s Parks and Recreation Department employs about 300 staff members aged 15 ½ and up to run summertime aquatics facilities and programs. The following pools and water parks will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday over Memorial Day weekend:  

  • Desert Breeze Water Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road
  • Hollywood Water Park at 1550 S. Hollywood
  • Cambridge Water Park at 3930 Cambridge St.
  • Paradise Water Park at 4770 Harrison Drive
  • Parkdale Water Park at 3200 Ferndale St.
  • Walnut Water Park at 3085 Cecile Ave.     

    Laughlin Water Park will be open from 1 to 7 p.m. over Memorial Day weekend. Overton Pool will be open on Saturday, May 25, and Monday, May 27, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Pools opening over Memorial Day weekend also will be open Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, with the exception of Overton Pool, which is closed on Sundays.

    Starting Saturday, June 8, all county pools will be open for the summer except for Logandale Pool, which opens Monday, June 17 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 pm. Clark County has a total of 14 pools and water parks at community and recreation centers throughout Southern Nevada.   County water parks feature twisting slides, gushing fountains, play areas, zero-depth entry for young swimmers, and shade on the pool deck for those taking a break. Water park fees are $2 for youth 3 to 17 years, $3 for adults 18 to 54 years, $1 for seniors and children under 3 are free.  Neighborhood pool fees are $1 for youth 3 to 17 years, $2 for adults 18 to 54 years and $1 for seniors and children under 3 are free. A list of locations and various programs offered at each facility and related fees can be found on our Parks and Recreation Department website pages at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov.              

    The County’s aquatics facilities offer swimming lessons in two-week sessions throughout the summer. Online registration began May 18. Schedules are posted on line for each facility location since class offerings vary. Swimming lessons are an important key in preventing drownings.   The Parks and Recreation Department and Clark County’s Fire and Building departments are partners in the Southern Nevada Drowning Prevention Coalition’s annual ABC&D’s of Drowning Prevention Campaign. Safety tips to prevent drownings include:  

  • A = Adult supervision refers to designating an adult who can swim to actively supervise children around water. Hire a lifeguard for pool parties and social gatherings around water.  
  • B = Barriers refers to the installation of layers of protection between your home and your pool to ensure safety, including perimeter fences at least 60 inches high, securing and alarming dog doors so children can’t crawl through them, and spa safety covers.  
  • C = Classes, including swim lessons and CPR, are a must for family members.  
  • D = Devices such as life jackets, personal flotation devices and rescue tools create a safe pool environment.                                  ###      

    Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 43 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.