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Our lifeguards have weekly in-service training to maintain their “rescue ready” skills.  Lifeguards are taught to watch all areas of the water, and to respond to emergencies within 1 minute.  In addition, they are trained to be able to identify and reach guests in distress within 30 seconds.  Each pool is also required to perform VAT’s (Vigilance Awareness Training)  The staff will place a realistic mannequin in the area the guard is responsible for watching.  This is unannounced to the guard and they must be able to recognize and retrieve the mannequin within the 30 second time-frame.

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Our Aquatic facilities are certified by Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. For more information, check out: http://www.jellis.com/ 

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2019 Northside Pool Staff 




 



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Splash Pad Information
  

Splash Pads are NOW OPEN for the season! 

The  Department offers 8 splash pads for your enjoyment (Memorial, McCormick, Waynedale, Shoaff, Buckner, Robert E. Meyers, Taylor's Dream Boundless Playground, and Franklin Park).   

There is an activation bollard (green) that needs the top touched and the water will run for a 4 minute cycle.  Simply touch the bollard again for more fun! The use of the Splash pads is FREE!
 

Please note, dogs are not allowed within 100 feet of any Splash pad.  This is for the safety of park users.  

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 Splash Pad Hours 

Splash pads are operational 9 am-9 pm daily during the season.  The splash pad at Robert E. Meyers Park will be open 9 am-11 pm on  days without scheduled events. 

The season typically runs from Memorial Day to early fall depending on the weather.  

Please see the chart below for hours by Splash Pad      

 
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Daytime photo of Robert E. Meyers Park
Photo credit to: LandPlan Group


We offer 8 Splash Pad's for your enjoyment.  Check out the information below:

Buckner
 

6114 Bass Road
Directions

Franklin School  Park 
Address: 1903 St. Marys Avenue 

Kreager Park
North River Road
Directions

McCormick    
2300 Raymond & Holly
Directions   

Memorial
2301 Maumee & Glasgow
Directions

Robert E. Meyers Park
Inside North Gate of Parkview 
Field on Jefferson Blvd. (open to public 9 am-11 pm on days 
without scheduled events)
Directions

Shoaff
6401 St. Joe Rd.
Directions  

Waynedale
2900 Koons & Elzy St. 
Directions 


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Northside Pool  

Location
East State Blvd. & Parnell Ave.
(Directions)
427-6705

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Northside Pool's Season

Hours
Daily beginning June 4
12:30-5 pm

M/W/F  7-9 pm

Adult Swims
Tuesday/Thursday
7-8 pm

Admission
Under Age 2-Free
Ages 2-17-$3.50 Afternoon/$2 Evening
Over Age 17-$4.50 Afternoon/$2.50 Evening

Special Events

Hawaii Week-June 24-29
Free tropical give away opportunities throughout the week!

July 4th Week - July 1- 6th 

Answer HISTORICAL TRIVIA and get a FIREWORKS POPSICLE BOM

Fort Wayne Freebie Week-July 22-26th

Patrons will get the chance to win Fort Wayne freebies by answering trivia about Fort Wayne's History and people


 
 

McMillen Pool 2 LSA 2018

 
McMillen    

Oxford St. east of 
Anthony Blvd. 
(Directions)
427-6704 

McMillen's Pool Season

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Pool Opens

June 5

Hours
Daily beginning June 5
1:30-7 pm


Admission
Under Age 2-Free
Ages 2-17-$2.25
Over Age 17-$2.75

Special Events

Hawaii Week-June 24-29
Free tropical give away opportunities throughout the week!

July 4th Week - July 1- 6th 

Answer HISTORICAL TRIVIA and get a FIREWORKS POPSICLE BOM


Fort Wayne Freebie Week-July 22-26th

Patrons will get the chance to win Fort Wayne freebies by answering trivia about Fort Wayne's History and people




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Memorial

2301 Maumee & 
Glasgow
(Directions)
427-6702


Memorial Pool's Season

Pool Opens
The Opening of Memorial Pool is dependent on lifeguard staff availability. Lifeguard positions are still available now at cityoffortwayne.org/jobs-with-the-city


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For information on Splash Pads, check out the Splash Pad link

PLEASE NOTE: Splash Pads are now OPEN for the season!

Learn To Swim 

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Learn-to-Swim is offered in conjunction with the American Red Cross and adheres to national standards for Red Cross aquatic programs. Classes are held at Northside Pool in Bob Arnold Park for boys and girls ages 1-15. Each Learn-to-Swim session consists of eight 45-minute lessons held Tuesday through Friday over a two week period. Pre-school and Toddler lessons are 30 minutes. Four Learn-to-Swim sessions will be offered this summer. Participants must be of minimum age by June 1, 2018.

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$35
$30 for siblings in the same session

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Download the Learn to Swim brochure or a list of Learn to Swim levels to check out before you register.

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Pool/Pavilion Rental
Make a big "splash" at your next bash! Rent one of three city swimming pools after public hours for your birthday party, church group, family reunion or pool party. Please call 260.427.6029 for pool rental rates.

If you would like to have your pool party at Northside Pool during public swim hours, you may consider reserving the new pavilion for your party's exclusive use.  Rental rates for the pavilion only begin at $20/hour with a 2 hour minimum. Call 260.427.6029 to make a reservation. 

 

 

Pool Pavilion Rental


 View a map of the layout of the new pavilion.

                                
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2019 Season Pass Information      
  Northside McMillen Memorial
Season Pass: child $70 $30 $30
Season Pass: adult $95 $40 $30
10 Over 3 People (in addition to 3 person rate) $25/each $15/each $15/each


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FAMILY COOLER RULES & REGULATIONS 

    • Individuals & families up to 8 members will be allowed to bring a small cooler (14'’ L X 12" W X 14" H) or bag into pool facility.

    • Large groups must eat in park before entering pool facility.

    • All coolers will be checked upon entering the pool.

    • Coolers can be checked by aquatics staff while patrons are in the facility.

    • No glass of any kind will be permitted in the facility at any time.

    • No alcohol is permitted in the pool or the park at any time.

    • Pizza boxes or fast food bags are not permitted in the facility. 

    • Concessions are not available at any of our Family Aquatic Centers so please plan ahead.

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FAQ

  • Please note, all customers whether swimming or not are required to pay the admission fee.
  • There are no "pass outs".
  • Concessions are not available at any of the pools.  Please plan ahead and review the following rules: 


FAMILY COOLER RULES & REGULATIONS
 

    • Individuals & families up to 8 members will be allowed to bring a small cooler (14'’ L X 12" W X 14" H) or bag into pool facility.

    • Large groups must eat in park before entering pool facility.

    • All coolers will be checked upon entering the pool.

    • Coolers can be checked by aquatics staff while patrons are in the facility.

    • No glass of any kind will be permitted in the facility at any time.

    • No alcohol is permitted in the pool or the park at any time.

    • Pizza boxes or fast food bags are not permitted in the facility. 

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Aquatic Lift

Swimming recreational opportunities are now more available to people with disabilities at all public swimming pools, thanks in large measure to a grant from the AWS Foundation. A PAL-portable aquatic lift, placed at each pool, can transfer  individuals from the side and place them into the water.

New ADA guidelines required a lift at each of public pool, including McMillen, Memorial and Northside. The PAL-portable aquatic lift (battery powered) is a sturdy, useful piece of equipment for use by people with disabilities.

This model is ADA compliant, lifts 300 lbs., is completely portable so that it can be put away when not in use, and has a 240 degree rotation to ensure a safe transfer area.


Learn to Swim

Learn-to-Swim is offered in conjunction with the American Red Cross and adheres to national standards for Red Cross aquatic programs. Classes are held at Northside Pool in Bob Arnold Park for boys and girls ages 1-15. Each Learn-to-Swim session consists of eight 45-minute lessons held Tuesday through Friday over a two week period. Pre-school and Toddler lessons are 30 minutes. Four Learn-to-Swim sessions will be offered this summer. Participants must be of minimum age by June 1, 2018.

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$35
$30 for siblings in the same session

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Download the Learn to Swim brochure or a list of Learn to Swim levels to check out before you register.

 


Open Swim for Disabled Youth

Open swims for children with disabilities or special needs will be Mondays from 5:15-6:15 p.m. beginning June 11 at Northside Pool. No pre-registration is required. The swim is FREE. Please check in before entering the pool. A parent must accompany each child in the water.

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Testimonials

  • Both instructors Becca and Miss Jordan were absolutely wonderful, very kind, patient and fun.  Angela R.
  • Thank you so much Noelle, for taking Emma one on one and working with her. I have hope that each day/week she will become more brave and confident. Christina W.
  • Very impressed with the professionalism and caring nature of the staff.  Definitely will come back. Jamie D.
  • Excellent class, kids loved every day even in the rain-Jonathan M.
  • We love the small class sizes and all the instructors-the kids love coming and seeing progress in their skills in just 2 weeks.  Thanks for fixing the shower temperature. Sherri S.
  • The instructors were great.  Sara G.
  • Fantastic experience. Monique R.
  • The pool staff were kind and patient-thanks so much. Carolyn C.
  • We look forward to advancing next summer. Ann W.
  • Olivia has been coming since she was 3 years old-we continue to come back. Deanna A.
  • Great job with everything. Latisha T.


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