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Memorial Park Pool
421 East Homestead Street, Medina, OH
Memorial Park Pool is opening July 6th with modified hours and restrictions due to COVID19 guidelines.
We will be open every day, Monday through Sunday, weather permitting.
The pool has a double slide, mushroom water feature, zero depth entry and shaded cabana areas.
Session 1: 11am to 2pm
We will close and empty the pool area from 2pm to 3pm for deep cleaning and sanitizing.
Session 2: 3pm to 6pm
2020 POLICIES AND INFORMATION:
- Due to COVID19, Maximum Capacity is currently 75 guests per session. Entry is based on first come first served basis of guests through the gates. No re-entry.
- There will be no season passes sold this year, daily visit passes only.
- Ages fifteen and under must be accompanied by an adult. There is a four child per adult ratio.
- Deck chairs will not be available this year but you may bring your own blankets or chairs.
- Medina County residents only.
- The concession stand will be open, but you may bring your own food and beverages. No glass containers or alcohol.
- Men’s and Women’s restrooms and changing rooms will be open but no showers are available.
- No groups larger than 10 may enter or congregate in their socially distanced deck / grass area.
- Patrons must self-monitor themselves to the best of their ability while in the water to stay socially distanced and follow any instructions given by staff to disperse if necessary.
- Staff reserves the right to ask individuals to leave with no refund when not following pool policies and rules.
- Please do not approach lifeguards while on duty. They will be maskless to protect you.
- Masks for patrons are not required but highly recommended.
DAY PASSES for 2020
$5 per session for ages 3-59;
Age 2 & under are free
$4 per session for Seniors 60+
$4 per session for school lunch program families, letter required
5 visit Punch Card: $25
Payment can be made with cash or credit card. No checks.
All patrons age 16 (unless accompanied by an adult) and over will be required to show a photo ID when entering the facility. Children 15 and under must have a parent or guardian at the facility at all times. Daily passes will not be sold to persons who fail to present an acceptable photo ID. Acceptable ID’s include: Driver’s License, Temporary Driver Permit, State Identification Card, MCRC ID card, Student ID (for guests 16 years and younger), Passports, US Military ID.
- Air temperature must reach 70 degrees for pool to open.
- If lightning is seen or thunder is heard, pool deck must be cleared of all guests and belongings for 30 minutes. Timer will reset with each thunder or lightning. The guest will receive a stamp for re-entry within ten minutes of pool reopening.
OUTDOOR POOL AGE RESTRICTIONS
- Children 7 and under must be directly supervised by an adult (18 years and older) in the water at all times.
- Children ages 15 and under may use the pool unsupervised, however an adult must remain in the pool area at all times.
- Ages fifteen and under must be accompanied by an adult for admission to pool area. There is a one adult per four children ratio.
- Adults required to be in the water may not swim laps when supervising children.
OUTDOOR POOL RULES
- Vulgar /abusive language will not be tolerated.
- Picnic table and bench space will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
- The Outdoor Pool is a smoke free area. Use of electronic cigarettes/vaping devices is strictly prohibited. Please use designated area outside the gate.
- Swim diapers are required for all non-toilet trained patrons.
- Only Coast Guard approved life jackets are permitted. No other floatation devices are permitted (noodles, rafts, water wings, etc.) We will have a limited number to borrow, each will be sanitized upon return.
- For the water slide, minimum slider height is 48”. All sliders must be able to pass the “deep end test” prior to use. User must be able to comfortably swim the width of the pool. New social distancing guidelines will apply, see signage and guards at slide.
- Lifejackets, masks, goggles or glasses should not be worn while sliding.
- Patrons must ride feet first, lying on your back or in a sitting position.
Users of the Outdoor Pool must comply with all posted rules and others given by the staff. Failure to comply with such instructions or with policies may result in disciplinary action or facility removal with no refunds.
If you would like to support the Kiwanis in their effort to raise $20,000 to open Memorial Pool in 2020, click on this link. I Would Like to Donate
Message from Mike Wright, Director
Medina Community Recreation Center and Memorial Pool
The Municipal pool’s annual budget is based on the revenues estimated to be collected through memberships, day pass sales, and concessions. This is an Enterprise Fund which dictates that revenues cover expenses. It has come very close to covering all of its own expenses the past three years, only failing to do so because of costly unforeseen repairs. This year the COVID restrictions have shortened the season and enforced very limited customer capacity restrictions, which means much less revenue. As a result, the pool would not be able to cover its own operating expenses for 2020. It costs approximately $1,000 a day for the pool to be operational.
The original capacity restrictions in May would have limited us to around fifty patrons at a time, which would leave a daily shortfall of at least $400 per day. Depending on weather and attendance, this would result in a $20,000 to $40,000 deficit. That is a substantial loss for the city to incur just to reach fifty community members a day. In June, the Governor released new waterpark regulations with a revised capacity formula that allowed for around 125 patrons. This would almost be sufficient to generate the revenues needed to operate the pool if it were to run at maximum capacity, the sun always shone, there were no weather closures all season long, and no repairs needed.
The reason the community organizations are asking for donations to reopen the city pool is because they want to help us ensure we can pay for the pool’s expenses and still maintain the necessary social distancing guidelines and capacity restrictions needed to keep the community safe. Those of us who have made recreation our careers, obviously want to provide fun and entertainment to as many people as we can, but we must do that safely and with financial responsibility.