Hawksbill Pool opens 11:30 a.m. Saturday with new splash pad for kids

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Stanley Parks and Recreation Director Teri Beers inspects a new $60,000 splash pad recently installed at Hawksbill Pool partly through a grant from Page Alliance for Community Action. (Photo provided by Town of Stanley)

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STANLEY — After schools released students early on Friday, the official start of the summer season will be compounded on Saturday, as the Hawksbill Pool opens at 11:30 a.m.

This summer the pool offers a new splash pad in the former “kiddie pool” area, featuring two water sprinklers (seen in the photo above). The $59,500 cost of the new splash pad was covered in part ($14,000) from grants provided by the Page Alliance for Community Action (PACA). The new feature was installed by National Pools.

During the shortened 2020 season at the pool, the facility drew 5,225 swimmers and booked 21 special events. However, this year town officials hope to break 2019 levels, which reached more than 10,000 swimmers and 5,000 visitors — a 12 percent increase over 2018 — as well as 27 private events. The Town has already booked 22 private parties for the pool this summer.

Movie Nights and swimming are planned at the Hawksbill Pool this summer at 9:30 p.m. on June 12, July 8 and Aug. 20. Subsequent movie nights are planned for Ed Good Park.

National Night Out will also be held at Hawksbill Park and Hawksbill Pool at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 3.

The Hawksbill Pool will be open daily through Labor Day from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit townofstanley.com




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