Tue, 06/08/2021 - 2:28pm admin
Willow Springs Pool Reopens
Amanda Mendez, Publisher
After one closed season and a year of extensive repairs, the City Water Park in Willow Springs opened on at noon on Saturday, June 5. Originally meant to open on Memorial Day weekend, a malfunctioning pump further delayed the opening of the pool season this year.
The community was more than ready to get back to the pool. With temperatures in the mid-80s on Saturday, more than 75 people were admitted within the first hour. New manager, Julie Owens, reported that kids were lined up to get into the water park at 10:15 that morning.
All portions of the water park are operational including the swimming pools, water slide, and all the water features. The repairs completed on the pool in the off-season include a new liner on the big swimming pool and repairs and upgrades to the plumbing under the pool to prevent it from leaking.
“The pool is basically brand new,” said Owens.
Swim team activities will start soon under the pool’s assistant manager, Ally Newberry. Practices will be twice a week, and several meets are planned. Call the pool at 417-469-1537 for more information or to sign up.
Daily admission to the City Water Park is $3 per person. Family passes cost $150 for up to 5 people with $20 each for additional person in the same household. Single-person passes cost $65. Pool passes may be purchased at City Hall or at the pool.
Concessions are available in the concession stand outside the pool gates. Calvin and Melissa Wood are running the booth this year.
Pool hours are Monday through Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be some evening swim times in July, which will be announced later in the season.
Willow Springs Rotary-sponsored swim lessons are typically held in July each year. Dates will be scheduled and sign-ups for swim lessons for 2021 will begin at the end of June at the pool. More information regarding swim lessons will be available later in the season.
For questions or further information, please contact City Hall at 417-469-2107 or the City Pool at 417-469-1537.