City pools set to close; Dog swim scheduled

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) City pools are set to close for the season in the coming weeks, the Fort Wayne Parks department said Tuesday.

Memorial Pool will close for the season Sunday, Aug. 7, and McMillen Pool will close Aug. 7. Northside Pool will remain open for the season until Saturday, Aug. 13.

Northside pool
Northside pool

The department said the pools are closing because their staff is returning to school.

Northside Pool will offer a Dippin’ Dogs Swimming Event Sunday, Aug. 14 for dogs. Interested canine’s must have a ‘Pooch Pass’ to Pawster and/or Camp Canine dog parks to doggy-paddle in the pool for one hour. Members must pre-register their dogs by calling (260) 427-6000 or in the Parks office at 705 East State Blvd.

Even though pools are closing, the city’s free splash pads will remain open until Labor Day. Splash pads are located at the following parks:

Buckner Park
6114 Bass Road
Hours: 9 am – 9 pm

McCormick Park
2300 Raymond & Holly
Hours: 9 am – 9 pm

Memorial Park
2301 Maumee & Glasgow
Hours: 9 am – 9 pm

Robert E. Meyers Park
Inside North Gate of Parkview
Field on Jefferson Blvd.
Hours: Open to public 9 am – 11 pm on days without scheduled events

Shoaff Park
6401 St. Joe Rd.
Hours: 9 am – 9 pm

Kreager Park (Taylor’s Dream)
7225 North River Road
Hours: 9 am – 9 pm

Waynedale Park
2900 Koons & Elzey
Hours: 9 am – 9 pm

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