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Select Outdoor Pools To Open With New Health & Safety Protocols

Published on Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Select Outdoor Pools To Open With New Health & Safety Protocols

CONTACT: Connie Swann, 210-207-6122  


SAN ANTONIO (May 4, 2021) - San Antonio Parks and Recreation announces the reopening of six outdoor pools beginning Saturday, May 8, 2021. Four pools will be open on weekdays and all six pools will be open on weekends. COVID health and safety protocols for staff and pool patrons will be followed and may change based on guidance from local health officials: 

  • Pre-registration for designated swim times to manage capacity;  
  • COVID screening upon entry to the pool facility; 
  • Masks will be required when patrons are not in the pool; and 
  • Extra cleaning and sanitizing of common areas. 


Pre-registration for swim times is required and now open at The public will have the option to select a pool location and time slot. Capacities will be limited. For assistance with online registration, please call 210-207-3299. Patrons are asked to come swim-ready, as access to dressing rooms and shower facilities will not be available. 
“We know that this pool season will look different as we implement health and safety protocols for the community and our staff. We’re excited to provide swimming opportunities for the community to stay cool this summer,” said Homer Garcia III, Director of Parks and Recreation. 
Pools open on weekdays and weekends include: 

  • Woodlawn Pool, 221 Alexander Ave  
  • Southside Lions, 3100 Hiawatha  
  • Heritage, 1423 S. Ellison Dr. 
  • Lady Bird Johnson, 10700 Nacogdoches 

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 5pm – 8pm 
Hours: Saturday and Sunday: 1pm – 8pm 
Pools open on weekends only include:  

  • San Pedro, 2200 N. Flores 
  • John F. Kennedy, 3299 S. W. 28th St. 

Hours: Saturday and Sunday: 1pm – 8pm 
Lap Swimming 
Lap swimming opportunities will be offered at Woodlawn Lake Park pool from May 11 – September 24 from 7:30am – 9:30am, Tuesday through Friday.  The San Antonio Natatorium (1430 Cesar E. Chavez), a public indoor pool facility, continues to welcome swimmers for open swim, lap swim and fitness classes with pre-registration and safety protocols in place. For hours, fees, and to register for Natatorium swim times, please visit   

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