Yakima Summer – The pools are open, the buses are running, the fun begins!

Dive… Dive… Dive… no, not a submarine commander barking orders, but a recipe for summer fun at Yakima’s outdoor Franklin pool.

School is out and the swimming pool is open for three months… coincidence, I don’t think!

For the pleasure of swimmers in the sun, recreational swimming sessions are

  • Monday to Monday from 12.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturdays and Sundays, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lap swims and water walks at Franklin Pool will be offered

  • Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays and Sundays. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

If this is the year the youngest children and grandchildren learn to swim, Franklin Pool will offer swimming lessons. at Franklin Pool – 2022-YPR-Summer-PG.pdf (yakimaparks.com)

Some of us are old enough to remember the fun of a Drive-In movie…but are we young enough to enjoy the new event this year at Franklin Pool – the Dive ‘N Movie at 8:30pm on Fridays, July, 1stst. Parks and Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson:

The community is invited to turn a day at the pool into an evening at the movies… Moana on a giant inflatable screen while floating on a tube under the stars at Franklin Pool.

The movie is free with entry to the swimming pool. Participants will need to bring their own tubes.

To close the 2022 summer season, Franklin Pool will host its 16e annual Paws in the Pool event on Sunday, August 21st, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dogs and their owners will be able to enjoy the pool on the last day of the season, as they have done for over a decade. Admission to Paws in the Pool is free for dogs, but owners pay a regular admission fee.

Visit https://yakimaparks.com/aquatics/ or call 509-575-6035 for more information.

Also, starting Thursday, June 23rd, direct bus service to Franklin Pool will be provided from Kissel Park, 1525 South 32nd Avenue. At 12:30 p.m. the bus will depart from Kissel Park and head towards Franklin Pool. The bus will also pick up passengers on the way along Mead Avenue and 32n/a Ave to the east.

Additional bus information is available on the Yakima Transit website at https://yakimatransit.org/ or by calling 509-575-6175.

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