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City Pools, Splash Pads Now Open

Wristband Schedule Implemented at Greenview Pool

 

Maxcy Gregg Pool, Greenview Pool and spray pools/splash pads in the City of Columbia are open for the swim season, the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department announced.

 

Both pools will be open for recreational swimming through Labor Day (Sept. 4) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

The swim season will remain open until Monday, Sept. 4 (Labor Day).

 

Maxcy Gregg Pool, 1655 Park Circle

Regular hours for recreational swimming are as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m.

 

Maxcy Gregg pool will be closed on Fridays for maintenance. Swim lessons will be offered from May through August.

 

Greenview Pool, 6700 David Street

Regular hours for recreational swimming are as follows:

  • Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5:45 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m.

 

Greenview Pool will be closed on Mondays for maintenance. Swim lessons will be offered from May through August.

 

To accommodate all guests, visitors must observe a two hour time limit in the pool and water play areas when the maximum capacity is reached. Guests will be given a color-coded wristband before entering the pool area.

 

Wristband Schedule

  • Tuesday through Friday
    • 1-3 p.m. (green bands)
    • 3-5 p.m. (yellow bands)
  • Saturdays
    • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (blue bands)
    • 12-2 p.m. (green bands)
    • 2-4 p.m. (yellow bands)
    • 4-6 p.m. (pink bands)
  • Sundays
    • 2-4 p.m. (yellow bands)
    • 4-6 p.m. (blue bands)

 

The Columbia Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to initiate a rotation at a minimum of every two hours.

 

Fees (both Maxcy Gregg and Greenview pools)

Per visit: $3 (ages 12 and under), $4 (ages 13 and over)

Season tickets: $80 (ages 12 and under), $120 (ages 13 and over) 

Group passes: $75 (child), $100 (adults) 

Swim Lessons: $35 per session

Splash Pad/Spray Pools Locations (Free and open to the public)

 

The following spray pools will be open from Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m., and closed on Sundays:

  • Lorick Park - 1600 Lorick Ave. 
  • Pinehurst Park - 2300 Pinehurst Rd. 

 

The following spray pools will be open from Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. and will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays:

  • Edisto Discovery Park - 1914 Wiley St. 
  • Emily Douglas Park - 2500 Wheat St. 
  • Hampton Park - 117 Brandon Ave.
  • Heathwood Park - 800 Abelia Rd. 
  • Melrose Park - 1500 Fairview Rd. 
  • Sims Park - 3500 Duncan St.
  • St. Anna's Park - 1315 Liberty Hill Ave. 

 

The following spray pools will be available upon request:

  • *Mays Park - 4100 Trenholm Rd.
  • *Pacific Park - 200 Wayne St.

 

Drew Park splash pad located at 2101 Walker Solomon Way will operate the following hours:

  • Monday-Saturday from 12-8 p.m.; Closed on Sundays

 

The spray pad at Roy Lynch Park, 900 Abbeville St., is user-operated and is available during the park’s operating hours from sunrise to sunset.

 

*Spray pools located at parks that are unmanned will be turned on and off by on-call recreation personnel upon request. Citizens are asked to call the Parks and Recreation Department at 803-545-3100 on Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to request the spray pools for a weekday or weekend event.

 

For more information, call the Parks & Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.

 

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Columbia Parks & Recreation Department Hiring for Summer Pool Positions

 

 

The Columbia Parks & Recreation Department is accepting applications for seasonal employees for the 2017 Summer Aquatics season.

Available positions include pool manager, assistant pool manager, lifeguards, pool clerks, water safety instructors and swim team coaches.

Applicants must be at least age 15 or older. For full job requirements and to apply, visit http://www.columbiasc.gov/hr/employment.

For more information, call the Parks & Recreation Department at 803-545-3100.

 

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Our aquatic programs offer options for all, from infants to senior citizens to people with special needs, the agency serves all levels of swimming ability and the full spectrum of aquatic interests. Programs include Learn to Swim, Competitive Swimming and Aquatic Exercise.

 

Both outdoor pools (Maxcy Gregg and Greenview Pool) and splash pads are closed for recreational swimming. Pools and splash pads will reopen for recreational swimming Memorial Day Weekend in 2017

 

For more information, please contact Nathaniel Stevenson at 803-545-3100 or [email protected].

 

 

 

 

 

Parks & Recreation Department 1111 Parkside Drive, Columbia, SC 29203

P: 803-545-3100| F: 803-343-8744

 

 
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