With qualified lifeguards on board, the city’s two public swimming pools are set to open in late May

By Kelli Nesbitt, Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator

As summer approaches, cities across the country face a continuing lifeguard shortage. Last year, a third of the nation’s public swimming pools closed or reduced operating hours.

Fortunately, College Station Parks & Recreation has spent the spring recruiting, training, and onboarding qualified lifeguards to safely open our two city-owned pools. Adamson Lagoon opens May 27, followed by Cindy Hallaran Pool on May 30.

Daily admission is $7 at Adamson, $4 at Hallaran, and children 2 and under are free. Discount pool passes are also available. You may bring snacks and refreshments, but no alcohol or glass containers. Concessions are available Friday-Sunday at Adamson and may only be purchased with a credit or debit card

Here’s a look at our operating hours:

Adamson Lagoon
1900 Anderson • 979-764-3735

May 27-Aug. 13
Mon.-Fri., 1-7 p.m.
Sat.-Sun., Noon-7 p.m.

Aug. 19-Sept. 3
Sat.-Sun., 2-7 p.m.

Holiday Hours
Memorial Day (May 29): Noon-6 p.m.
Independence Day (July 4): Noon-6 p.m.
Labor Day (Sept. 4): Noon-6 p.m.

Cindy Hallaran Pool
1600 Rock Prairie Road • 979-764-3787

May 30-Aug. 13 (Closed July 4)
Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sat.-Sun., 12-7 p.m.

Swim Attire Policy

For a safe and enjoyable experience, please follow our Swim Attire Policy. Improper attire can contaminate the pool, colored material not made for swimming can bleed into the water, and cotton fibers can clog filters and create clouding or chemical imbalances.

Looking for a Fun Summer Job?

We’re hiring lifeguards for our pools and instructors for swim lessons. Pay starts at $12 an hour; you must be at least 16 years old. If you’re not certified, American Red Cross certification programs are available. If you’re hired, the cost of your certification is covered or reimbursed.  

For more information, visit cstx.gov/pools or call 979-764-3486.

About the Blogger

Kelli Nesbitt has served the Parks and
Recreation Department for 17 years, the last nine as marketing coordinator. A native of Bryan, she earned a bachelor’s degree in health and kinesiology from Sam Houston State.

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