BREC reopens community pools and splash pads

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRProud) — The Baton Rouge Recreation and Park Commission (BREC) recently announced that Splash pads and two community pools will be back in use as reopening continues.

According to BREC, Splash pads will reopen to the public on Monday, June 22 at City-Brooks Community Park, Forest Community Park, Greenwood Community Park, Highland Road Community Park, North Sherwood Forest Community Park and Zachary Community Park.

The hours of operations will be split into sessions from noon to 2:30 p.m. and from 4 to 6:30 p.m. daily. The session structure will to allow time for cleaning and sanitizing the aquatic equipment and surrounding areas. A max of 40 children will be allowed at one time for all splash pads and all guests must follow the CDC guidelines for physical distancing.

BREC says the City-Brooks and Anna T. Jordan Community Pools are now open to the public Tuesday through Sunday at a 50% capacity. Pools will also be open on session structure to allow time for cleaning and sanitation between groups. The first pool session will be from noon to 2 p.m., the second from 3 to 5 p.m. All guests 18 years of age and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18 who must remain inside the facility during the time of use.

Please visit BREC’s website for the latest updates on the status of programs and facilities. BREC’s virtual portal offering videos, activity sheets and links to partner virtual opportunities can be found here.

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