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St. Louis outdoor pools reopen for summer

Tyrone Wallace

ST. LOUIS, MO — Mayor Tishaura O. Jones’ office announced the reopening of the city pools in anticipation of the summer heat on June 9.

The three pools that open are Cherokee Pool, Fairgrounds Pool, and Marquette Pool. The pools are open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

“City pools give young people the opportunity to come together, have fun and cool off in a safe environment,” said Greg Hayes, the Director of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry. “The city has worked diligently to open outdoor pools in the face of personnel shortages, and as Mayor Jones highlighted earlier today, we are still looking for more applicants to fill our many seasonal vacancies.”

Meanwhile, the indoor pools will continue to operate on a limited-hours basis. There is a maximum capacity for each session, and visitors will be asked to wait for the next session if a session is full.

The city reminds visitors that they must adhere to the swimming pool regulations. Between each session, pool officials will clean and control the swimming pool water. Environmental Health officers will check non-residential pools and spas within the city for sanitation and safety matters.

For concerns regarding the safety and sanitation protocols of the public swimming pool or other inquiries, call 314.622.4800.

All visitors are encouraged to learn more about swimming safety and drowning prevention at Pool Safely, which can be accessed here:

The city is accepting applications for new open positions, including seasonal lifeguard jobs. For more information on this, visit

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