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 recreation department will follow guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health to offer a safe atmosphere for employees and patrons. Locker rooms and high touch areas will be cleaned hourly, and the pool will be cleaned and disinfected after each swim session.

The slide will be closed and prepackaged food and drink will be sold at the concession stand. Preregister online or stop by the pool at 7607 W College Drive to make a reservation, or call 708-361-1807.

This article originally appeared on the Palos Patch

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