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SWIM + SUMMER FUN! COOL PUBLIC POOLS Be sure to bring sunscreen, towels and swim diapers for the little ones. Call ahead for schedule changes for Wednesday night swim meets and for thunder and lightning delays! Also, check websites for season pass information. CROZET Crozet YMCA, 434-205-4380 At this eight-lane outdoor pool, enjoy zerodepth entry, mushroom waterfall, baby pool, umbrella-shaded picnic tables, snack bar, bathhouse and swim lessons. Cost: $5–$10 Day Pass. piedmontymca.org CHARLOTTESVILLE The City of Charlottesville offers both indoor and outdoor facilities for gallons of water fun! All pools have a lifeguard on duty, but for safety, children under 8 must be supervised in the water by an adult. Pool hours are subject to change. Call 434-977-0601 for more information on pool hours, swim lessons and the city swim team. charlottesville.org

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Brooks Family YMCA, 434-974-9622 Indoor pool; swim lessons and swimming team; water exercise; as well as access to Crozet YMCA outdoor pool. Cost: $5–$10 Day Pass. piedmontymca.org Onesty Family Aquatic Center, 434-295-7532 This facility at Meade Park offers spray features in the pool, a slide, diving board, lazy river and a zero-depth entry area with play structure for younger kids. Cost: ages 3 and under free; city residents $1–$6; nonresidents $2–$11. Smith Aquatic & Fitness Center, 434-970-3072 This 27,000+ sq. ft. indoor facility features a lap pool, diving board, two water slides, zero-depth entry, in-water play structure and lazy river. Cost: ages 3 and under free; city residents $4.50–$8; nonresidents $5.50–$11. Washington Park Pool, 434-977-2607 Lap lane, toddler area, mushroom fountain, spiral slide, zero-depth entry and bathhouse. Cost: ages 3 and under free; city residents $1–$6; nonresidents $2–$11.

LOCAL LAKES, SWIMMIN’ HOLES & MORE These three parks—Chris Greene, Mint Springs and Walnut Creek—have sand beaches for freshwater swimming during the summer months (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day) with lifeguard protection. Season passes are available. There will be no swimming on days that Albemarle County Schools are in session. Our area also offers two fun swimming holes—Riprap Hollow and Sugar Hollow—alongside popular hiking trails for an old-fashioned dip. (No lifeguards.) 434-296-5844, albemarle.org Chris Greene Lake, 434-296-5844 Fifty-three water acres and two beach acres, lifeguard, changing rooms and canoe rentals. Fishing and limited boating also allowed. Hours: 11am–7pm. Cost: ages 3 and under free; county residents $2–$3; nonresidents $3–$4.50. Mint Springs Valley Park, 434-296-5844 Eight water acres and one beach acre for swimming, limited boating and fishing. Lifeguard, restrooms. Hours: 11am–7pm. Cost: ages 3 and under free; county residents $2–$3; nonresidents $3–$4.50.

CharlottesvilleFamily BLOOM June 2018  

Volume 19 Issue 6

CharlottesvilleFamily BLOOM June 2018  

Volume 19 Issue 6