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Posted on: June 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Parks & Recreation Facility Re-Openings


The Schertz Aquatics Center will be closed until Monday, July 6. Thank you for your patience. 

On June 8, park playgrounds, Pickrell Park Pool, and the Schertz Aquatics Center will reopen to the public. Due to staffing limitations and capacity limits, Wendy Swan Memorial Park Pool will not open at this time. Park pavilions will remain closed until additional activities are approved to resume in accordance with the Governor’s Orders. City programs with small groups and in outdoor spaces will resume operations in June. Larger special events will be modified and celebrated in a different way for now. 

Pickrell Park Pool

Pickrell Park Pool will open to the public at 50% capacity on Monday, June 15. As we begin reopening, operations will be evaluated weekly, and adjustments may be made as we move further into the summer.

For week two (June 15 - June 21) pool operations will be as follows:

  • Baby pool and slide will be closed until additional staffing can be acquired.
  • Admission will be $2 per person. Season passes will be available for purchase, but capacity limits will still apply (same policy as previous years).
  • Pickrell Pool will be open 7 days a week from 12:00 - 7:00 p.m. since we are not opening Wendy Swan Memorial Park Pool at this time.
  • Tables and chairs will be arranged to maintain social distancing.
  • Temperature checks and health screenings will be performed at the gate prior to entrance.
  • A self-service cart with sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer will be available and patrons are encouraged to wipe down tables and chairs before and after use.

We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we all work through these new operations together. Further updates or information on pool operations will be provided weekly.

Schertz Aquatics Center

Below is the updated Aquatic Center Schedule for June 15 through June 22. Reservation for lap swimming is still continuing by coming into the branch or calling the Welcome Desk.

Water Aerobics starts Monday, June 15, and is on first-come, first-serve basis with a max capacity of 40. The Lap Pool is the only pool that will be open for water aerobics. No water weights, noodles, etc. will be provided at this time. Members may bring their own if they would like.

During recreation swim, both pools will be open with no lap lanes available. We will also have a max capacity for each pool to allow for social distancing and lifejacket(s) will be available for members to use.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Welcome Desk.

6am-9am Lap Swim
9:15am-10:15am Water Aerobics
11am-1pm Lap Swim
1pm-3pm Closed
3pm-8pm Lap Swim

6am-10am Lap Swim
10am-1pm Recreation Swim
1pm-3pm Closed
3pm-8pm Recreation Swim

8am-10am Lap Swim
10am-2pm Recreation Swim


Aquatic Center Rules/Information
1. Members can reserve up to 3 time slots a week.

2. Family Members may share a lane; only up to 2 family members in a lane and they must be lap swimming/water walking.
3. All reservation swimmers will be allowed into the facility at the top of every hour, with 40 minutes to swim, and then they will depart.
4. Only Lap Swimming Members with reservations will be allowed inside the facility.
5. All existing Pool Rules & Guidelines will be enforced.
6. All YMCA swim equipment (i.e. water weights, kickboards, pull buoy, etc.) will not be available. Personal lap swim equipment is allowed.

Park Playgrounds and Restrooms

Park playgrounds and restrooms will reopen to the public on June 8.

What you need to know: 

  • Based on the recommendations from the CDC, playground equipment will NOT be sanitized.
  • Park restrooms and water fountains will be cleaned daily in the evenings.
  • Social distancing of 6 feet is encouraged.
  • Frequent hand washing and the use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer is also encouraged. 

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