Warner Park Pool And Spray Park Opens Saturday With New Features

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

2013 was another record breaking year in the nearly 100-year history of Warner Park Pool. Over 58,000 visitors splashed from Memorial Day to Labor Day including hundreds who participated in swim lessons, water aerobics and birthday parties. 2014 will be even bigger, with extremely affordable summer family passes now available.

For the first time ever, Warner Park along with Carver YFD Center’s outdoor pool, will offer a family pass for just $150. The passes include two adults and two children. Each additional child is only $15 extra. Individual passes can be purchased for $75. Summer passes are available for purchase at Warner Park, starting May 24 through June 8 with each pass good through the Labor Day weekend. Cash, credit and debit will be accepted on site. 

“We are a family destination,” said Peggy Grall, City of Chattanooga Aquatics director. “Toddlers can enjoy splashing in the spray park, kids and adults can learn to swim, and everyone can try their luck on our floating obstacle course or our new 10-foot inflatable floating slide.” 

One of Warner Park Pool’s biggest successes has been the addition of the “WBIT”, a large floating obstacle course featured in the deep end of the pool. Thousands of youth and adults tried their luck at running across while many splashed into pool waters below. In 2013, Warner Park added the Aquaglide Extreme, which is an 18’ long, 10’ high inflatable, floating slide that will have participants launching into the deep end. They have also been a huge incentive for hundreds to learn how to swim through our low cost swim lesson program.

For 2014, in addition to the summer passes, Warner Park Pool will offer stand up paddle board classes, starting June 10 at 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. Classes will last through July and cost only $10.

The pool and spray park will remain open daily, through Labor Day. Popular features like “Families for $5 after 5 p.m.” on Mondays will continue with longer opening hours on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Registration for swim lessons at $34 for eight half-hour lessons will begin on opening day for ages preschool through adult, with classes being held Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Two sessions will be offered, starting June 3-25, and July 8-30.

Outdoor water aerobics classes will continue this year, with new classes held Mondays at 6:15 p.m. and Saturdays at 11am, along with numerous indoor classes at South Chattanooga,1151 W. 40th St., and Brainerd YFD Center,1010 N. Moore Road.

Reservations for birthday and graduation pool and/or spray park parties are available by calling 423 697-1334. 2013 broke records again for birthday parties, at over 100 parties for all ages.

Pool schedules can be downloaded at chattanoogayouthandfamily.com, featuring Warner Park, and the City of Chattanooga’s Carver Outdoor Pool, and three indoor pools, South Chattanooga, Brainerd and North River YMCA (discount for city residents).

Carver Pool, at Carver YFD Center, 600 N. Orchard Knob Road, will open to the public starting Monday,, then Monday-Friday from 12:30-4 p.m. The cost is $2 for 18 and older and just $1 for 17 and under. 

“We are ready” said Ms. Grall, “We are expecting another busy season, and my staff and my lifeguards are trained, prepared, and ready to go. This will be another great summer to not only have fun, but to learn something new.”

For more information on all of the City of Chattanooga’s aquatics options, call Peggy Grall, Aquatics director at 697-1385 or visit chattanoogayouthandfamily.com.


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