City Pool Opening Date Undetermined
State Public Health Orders Restrict Pools to One Person per Lane
Due to Wyoming State Public Health Orders, the opening date for the City Pool has yet to be determined. The current public health order restricts swimming pools to one swimmer per lane. This severely limits the number of patrons that would be allowed to access the pool facilities. The current public health orders remain in effect until May 31, 2020 unless the Wyoming Department of Health revokes or extends the order before May 31.
"Our goal is to open the pool as soon as possible if and when the State Public Health Orders allow," said Mayor Louise Carter-King. "We know how important the City Pool is to many families in our community which is why we have kept it fee free. And given that pools in Spearfish and Rapid City are not opening this summer, we feel fortunate that we even have the opportunity."
Staffing of lifeguards may also be a concern if the pool is able to open. Mayor Carter-King said, "We will continue to work with our partners at Campbell County Parks and Recreation to make sure we have adequate staffing to keep patrons safe."
For more information, contact Communications Manager Geno Palazzari at (307) 686-5393.