Just in time for climbing temperatures, the area’s public pools and splash pads have opened for the season. Here’s what you need to know before slathering up the sunscreen in Mount Dora, Eustis and Tavares.
MOUNT DORA’S LINCOLN AVENUE POOL Pool guests can enjoy open swim sessions, take lessons or just swim laps. Admission to the pool is $2.00 and children under age 2 are admitted for free. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult in the pool. The adult must be actively participating with the child in the water.
On June 7, the American Red Cross will start group swim lessons. The 30-minute swim lessons are Monday through Thursday for two weeks. The cost for each two week session is $40 for Mount Dora residents and $45 for non-residents. Additional information about the pool, open swim and the new aquatic programs can be found at www.CityofMountDoraRecreation.com
Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
ABOVE: Eustis Aquatic Center (City of Eustis photo)
EUSTIS AQUATIC CENTER Guests can play, float, sunbathe, read, swim laps or just lounge at the City’s complex at Ferran Park. Admission into the Eustis Aquatic Center also includes access to its splash pad. Daily admission is $3 per guest for ages 12 and older and $2 for kids under 12. Guests can opt to purchase a punch pass for $40 for twenty visits.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday: 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. the City’s summer camp is in attendance at the center, so guests should expect the pool to be crowded and/or near capacity on those days.
TAVARES SPLASH PAD Located at Wooton Park on the downtown Lakefront, the Tavares seaplane-themed splash pad doesn't have a nearby pool, but will be open seven days a week beginning on June 7 for kids to cool off. Admission is $2 for anyone entering the splash pad’s fenced areas. Season passes are available at The Prop Shop at the seaplane base. . Hours of Operation: June 7 through August 6: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. seven days/week