EDMOND — A nearly 14-foot-tall pelican has landed at Pelican Bay Aquatic Center for the summer season, which opens May 26.
The new $11,000 water feature is complete with a large waterfall and spraying water.
Misters and a sidewalk around the pool deck have been installed since the pool closed in September.
“We did a lot of aesthetics — a lot of painting,” said Jarad Prince, pool manager.
Hydraulic lift installed
City workers also installed a hydraulic lift that will help handicapped swimmers into the water. The lift was a federal requirement to meet Americans with Disabilities Act regulations, Prince said.
The $6,000 lift was installed in the shallow area of the lap pool.
Edmond's pool has an area with a zero-depth entry that helped with handicapped swimmers. Now, a new regulation requires more, Prince said.
The cost to swim is the same as last year — $7 for ages 6 and older. Children 5 and younger can get in for $4.
Season passes are still available. The cost is $60 for residents with an Edmond Electric utility bill and $80 for others.
Regular hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
The pool will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Memorial Day.
Lifeguards are still needed for the summer season at the pool, 1034 S Bryant Ave.
So far, 33 lifeguards have been hired. Prince said he is looking for a dozen more. Applicants must be certified by the American Red Cross.
For more information, call 216-7647.
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