Lake Bluff plans to open outdoor pool this summer
Amid a summer of COVID-19 closings and cancellations, the Lake Bluff Park District staff is making preparations and training lifeguards to open the outdoor pool in Phase 4 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's Restore Illinois plan.
The park district board recently committed to the residents that they will open the pool if there is enough interest from the community. That interest needs to come in the form of paid memberships totaling at least $75,000 to make opening the pool worthwhile. They are well on their way.
"In a time where everything is canceled and shut down, we wanted to offer our residents a safe alternative to enjoy during the summer months," Lake Bluff Park District Board President Chris Mosbarger said.
The Lake Bluff pool will offer memberships to residents and nonresidents, as well as a limited number of day passes.
The pool features 25-yard and 50-meter lap lanes, as well as a diving well and tot pool. Operations will be different this year, running a staggered schedule for entry with disinfection procedures every two hours for 30 minutes.
"Staff is taking every safety precaution and will be following IDPH guidelines every step of the way to ensure a safe and fun summer at the pool," Superintendent of Recreation Jim Lakeman said.
For more information about the pool or operations, visit www.lakebluffparks.org.