Pelican Harbor pool gearing up to open

Bolingbrook, IL

Despite what the mercury reads, full-blown summer is just around the corner — and the Bolingbrook Park District has the proof.

On Saturday, the Pelican Harbor outdoor pool reopens for the year. To mark the event, the pool will offer discounted rates that day with all proceeds going to the Park District’s financial aid program.

Admission is $1 for Bolingbrook residents and $5 for nonresidents on Saturday. (Members still get in free.) The other days it will be $8 for residents and $15 for nonresidents.

Park District officials are hoping for a good turnout this weekend, especially if the forecast holds true.

“It’s supposed to be above 75, 80 degrees,” said Dan Leahy, director of marketing and communications. “If that’s the case, I’m sure we’ll have a big turnout.

The pool, at 200 Lindsay Lane, is open noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and noon to 8 p.m. on Memorial Day.

The pool runs irregular hours until summer hours kick in June 8. From then on, the pool is open noon to 8 p.m. on weekdays, noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. The pool opens a half-hour earlier for members.

The summer offers a calendar of events: a “Welcome Back, Summer” celebration June 11; a Back to School party Aug. 20; and the “Summer’s Last Blast” celebration Aug. 27.

The pool is also hosting its second annual cardboard boat regatta on Fourth of July, in which entries will try to keep their flimsy boats afloat in the pool.

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