Ross Park Aquatic Complex COVID-19 Modifications

Ross Park Aquatic Complex will be opening its pools under the Governor’s phased approach and the City-approved operation plan.

The Center for Disease Control states, “there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs or spas, or water playgrounds. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g. with chlorine and bromine) of pools, hot tubs or spas, and water playgrounds should inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.”

Stage 4:  June 15–26, 2020

  • Regular hours and regular admission fees apply.
  • Controlled Occupancy: 250–300 people as long as appropriate physical distancing can be maintained.
  • Reservations are no longer accepted.  Walk-ups will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until occupancy is met.  Waiting guests will be admitted as space becomes available.
  • All pools will be open. However, the water slide remains closed.
  • We DO ALLOW Coast Guard-approved life jackets and puddle jumpers.  We DO NOT ALLOW air-filled flotation devices (rings/wings) or any baby swim devices in the facility/pools.

Feature Restrictions

All pools will be open. However, the following changes and precautions will be in place during this phase:


  • Lazy River tubes will be available.  Once a patron is finished with a tube, it will be flipped over to be disinfected before another patron can use it.
  • Noodles will no longer be allowed in the Lazy River—only in the Main and Activity pool areas.


  • Basketball hoops have been removed.


  • Basketball hoop has been removed.
  • Three lap lanes will be available with 2 lap swimmers per lane.
  • A 30-minute time limit will be instituted if lap swimmers are waiting.
  • Only serious lap swimmers will be allowed in the lap lanes.


  • Closed


  • Open


  • Chairs and tables are unavailable. Please bring your own if desired.


  • Available for rent
  • Building use is prohibited.
  • Tables and chairs are not provided.

Activities and Events


  • Begins Monday, June 15, 2020
  • Morning sessions: Monday–Friday, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
    Evening sessions: Tuesday and Thursday, 7:15–8:15 p.m.
  • Maximum participation per session: 50 walkers
  • Must walk in the same direction and maintain appropriate social distancing.


  • Canceled for the season


  • Masks on the deck/grassy areas and in the building are highly encouraged—absolutely no masks are allowed in the water.
  • We have put in place additional protocols for extra sanitation of all areas of the facility.

All are encouraged to take the following Enhanced Hygiene Measures in their daily lives and while using the Ross Park Aquatic Complex to help prevent the spread of germs:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Wear a mask when appropriate.
  • Wash with soap and water and/or sanitize your hands often.
  • Avoid touching your eyes/nose/mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing—NOT your hands—and dispose of used tissues in a wastebasket.
  • Use an elbow or shoulder for coughing/sneezing if no tissue is available.

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes should consider staying home.