Pool

Medford Updates Policies For Wright’s Pond, Tufts Pool

MEDFORD, MA — The Medford Recreation Department announced new regulations for Wright’s Pond and Tufts Pool in August, based on expanded guidance from the state and feedback from residents and staff about pond and pool operations.

Starting in August, the Recreation Department will make the following adjustments:

  • Reservations can be made in two hour time slots (three two-hour time slots will be available for each day). Three blocks of two hours will be available, rather than the current three-hour blocks. This time change will allow us to accommodate more people per day.

  • Capacity at Wright’s Pond will be increased to 60 people per block. This will allow a total of 180 residents each day to access the pond as opposed to the current 100 per day. The pool will also be increased to 40 people per day. In total, 300 people will be able to visit these facilities each day.

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Lakers learning life in the NBA bubble isn’t just Cancun Coladas and pool parties

Lakers center Dwight Howard's first Saturday night back in Orlando was a rather solitary affair. <span class="copyright">(David Zalubowski / Associated Press)</span>
Lakers center Dwight Howard’s first Saturday night back in Orlando was a rather solitary affair. (David Zalubowski / Associated Press)

Dwight Howard roamed around the Mayan-themed pool of a resort at Walt Disney World, while the sound system thumped around him in the dark. It was Saturday night in the NBA bubble and the league had arranged a bit of a party for its players on their first weekend there.

“Welcome back to Orlando,” said one woman, a hotel employee. Howard, who started his career as a top draft pick by the Orlando Magic, thanked her, broadcasting the interaction on Instagram.

He walked over to the bar, where bartenders clad with face masks waited to serve. After some thought, Howard ordered a drink called a Cancun Colada then said he’d return once it was ready. No need. The drink was ready immediately.

“Dwight told me he was the only one

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Palos Heights Pool To Reopen With COVID-19 Restrictions

PALOS HEIGHTS, IL — Palos Heights Parks and Recreation is planning to open the community pool Monday, July 13, as Illinois enters Phase 4 of the state’s reopening. The pool is limited to preregistration. Reserved public swim sessions will be offered through Aug.16. Face masks are required when not in the water, and patrons must practice social distancing.

Team and adult swim for persons 18 and older will be offered in 45-minute sessions with a capacity limit of 18 swimmers; the wading pool (16 persons, 90 minutes); and open swim (50 persons, 2-hour sessions).

Palos Heights residents will receive preference when preregistering for one of the pool options. The cost for adults is $4/$8 for residents/non-residents; wading pool $4/$8 residents/non-residents; and open swim $7/$12 (residents and non-residents. If the pool opens as scheduled, no refunds will be given, regardless of the reason for not keeping the reservation.

The parks and

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Dix Hills Pool Open To Town Of Huntington Residents On Weeknights

DIX HILLS, NY — Dix Hills Pool will be opening weeknights, Town of Huntington Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci announced Monday. The pool, in Dix Hills Park at 575 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills, will be open Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting Monday to residents who must reserve a time slot and wear a mask for entry.

“In addition to opening Dix Hills Pool to residents from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends and holidays, we are opening the pool weeknights from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to avoid exposing our summer campers to the general public on weekdays,” Lupinacci said. “Please remember to make a reservation online and wear a mask for entry.”

Pool Hours & Admission

  • Monday – Friday: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

  • Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

The Dix Hills Pool will be open to Town of Huntington

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Hampton Inn employee fired for calling cops on Black guests at the pool; Hilton apologizes

A Hampton Inn employee has been fired after calling the police on a Black family using the hotel’s swimming pool in Williamston, North Carolina.

“Hampton by Hilton has zero tolerance for racism or discrimination of any kind. On Saturday, we were alerted to an online video of a guest incident at one of our franchise properties,” Shruti Gandhi Buckley, the Global Head of Hampton by Hilton, said in a statement to USA TODAY Monday. “The team member is no longer employed at the hotel.”

In a nearly 10-minute Facebook Live video shared across social media, a white hotel employee and two Williamston police officers approach a Black woman who is using the pool with her children. They ask the woman, identified on her social media account as Anita Williams-Wright, to prove that she’s staying at the hotel.

“I can’t believe this happened to me and my kids,” Williams-Wright captioned the

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Cranford To Reopen 1 Pool Monday, Other Local Coronavirus Updates

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford will only open one of its pools this summer, a decision that the Township Committee said, in a letter, that they knew has provoked “questions and some disappointment.” They said the decision was not easy, but a responsible choice for health reasons.

State regulations for pools were announced recently. Pools can be at 50 percent capacity.

Director of Parks and Recreation Steve Robertazzi explained the reasons and rules in a letter: “Opening a municipal pool is not as simple as pulling back the cover, and with the late notice from the state and the significant additional requirements that will be in place to protect patrons and staff: many towns had decided not to reopen their pools.

Robertazzi said, “After a difficult couple of months, it goes without saying that we could all use a pool now more than ever…The pool staff, in conjunction with the Township

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Cranford To Reopen 1 Pool Monday, And Other Coronavirus Updates

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford will only open one of its pools this summer, a decision that the Township Committee said, in a letter, that they knew has provoked “questions and some disappointment.” They said the decision was not easy, but a responsible choice for health reasons.

State regulations for pools were announced recently. Pools can be at 50 percent capacity.

Director of Parks and Recreation Steve Robertazzi explained the reasons and rules in a letter: “Opening a municipal pool is not as simple as pulling back the cover, and with the late notice from the state and the significant additional requirements that will be in place to protect patrons and staff: many towns had decided not to reopen their pools.

Robertazzi said, “After a difficult couple of months, it goes without saying that we could all use a pool now more than ever…The pool staff, in conjunction with the Township

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Clark Pool To Reopen As Murphy Lifts Coronavirus Closure

CLARK, NJ — As temperatures reach the 90s this week, Clark announced its township pool will reopen on June 22 amid the coronavirus.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday that municipal and private-club swimming pools can reopen with rules and guidelines in place.

“Please keep in mind there will be a list of restrictions and I assure you it will NOT be a typical summer at the Clark Pool. With that said, we will do everything in our power to follow the guidelines and restrictions to keep our staff and members safe, but we need your cooperation, understanding and patience,” said Clark Director of Recreation Ralph Bernardo.

The hold on online registration was removed Wednesday. Residents must register and pay online at ourclark.com, click Clark Recreation under the Community tab.

For those who can not register online, they can print a membership form off of ourclark.com, fill it out and

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