PRINCETON — Alexander Park Pool is set to open on June 5, which is the first weekend that children are out of school for summer vacation.
Princeton Park District Assistant Director and Superintendent of Recreation Nick Davis updated the board during Monday night’s Princeton Park District Board meeting and said the pool will be open at 50% capacity with hours yet to be determined.
Davis said, “I don’t think we will run into a problem with the maximum capacity. People that are fully vaccinated will not count towards the capacity limit.”
Reservations will not be needed to get into the pool and there will be no time limits in place. Other measures will be followed to keep the pool patrons safe. Only prepackaged snacks will be available for purchase. Staff will be expected to disinfect the picnic tables and lounge chairs on a regular basis.
Staff members are currently painting the men’s locker room and the pool will be filled around May 24.
Metro Center will be closed Sundays
The Metro Center will be closing on Sundays, effective immediately, for the summer season as traditionally occurs every May. Sunday hours will be revisited again in August to determine when the Met will reopen on Sundays.
Parks are staying busy
Superintendent of Parks Matt Wright said that the parks have been busy. Youth soccer will be continuing through May and baseball will be starting soon. The ball diamonds will need some work done since they weren’t used last year.
Employees have been busy with mowing and other maintenance work, but they received some much-needed help on Saturday. Members of Cub Scout Troop 1068 cleaned up the lower level of City County Park. They helped clean up trash and pick up sticks.
Wright also reported that there continues to be problems at Zearing Park with vandalism and Wright suggests adding several security cameras to monitor the parks.
In other news, the board:
• Approved to cancel the July 5 and Aug. 2 meetings.
• Learned there are currently 43 employees working for the Princeton Park District.
• Heard registration for Summer Day Camp is underway and Davis said that he has been busy getting programs ready.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, May 24, at 5 p.m. in Shoemake Hall.