St. George to reopen city pools, recreation center and splash pad  

City Pool at 700 South, St. George, Utah, April 30, 2020 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — In the coming days, the city of St. George will reopen many of its recreational facilities that had been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Update May 2: The city pool is now scheduled to open May 4 instead of the previously announced date of May 2. In addition, the pool will only be open for lap-swimming with limited capacity.

The facilities set to open include:

  • All city splash pads (May 1).
  • St. George City Pool on 700 South (May 4).
  • St. George Recreation Center (May 4).

Sand Hollow Aquatic Center is undergoing a reconstruction of its roof. The facility is expected to reopen later in May.

“Listening to the medical experts has always been and will continue to drive our decision-making methods regarding the city facilities we reopen,” Mayor Jon Pike said in a press release. “After consultation with Dr. Blodgett of Southwest Utah Public Health Department and the guidance of our state-level officials, we decided it was appropriate to open these facilities with additional safety measures taken.”

Precautionary safety measures include altered hours of operation and adjusted capacity limits. Pool restrictions can be found here. Recreation Center guidelines can be found here.

“Safety is our top priority moving forward,” Leisure Services Director Shane McAffee said in the release. “That said, we ask for your cooperation and patience as we reopen facilities such as the city pool in which our capacity will be limited.”

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