Springfield’s city pools, Five Mile Pond to remain open longer due to weather

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno has authorized the Department of Parks, Buildings and Recreation to extend the opening of city pools and Five Mile Pond due to the heat wave.

“I’m glad they gonna keep it open a little later to 7 p.m., cause every afternoon it’s hot,” said Victor Cortes of Springfield. “And they had a lotta people who want to be in the water.”

The pools and pond will remain open through Sunday, August 19. After August 19, municipal pools, splash pads, and Five Mile Pond will be open on weekends until Labor Day.

Hours:

  • Forest Park and Gerena Pools: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Five Mile Pond 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Pond will reamin open on weekends through Labor Day

“We want to offer every opportunity for our residents to enjoy this summer season and to stay safe and cool,” Sarno said. “I appreciate the efforts of Executive Director of PBRM Patrick Sullivan, CAFO TJ Plante and their teams to maintain these areas during this unprecedented heat.”

The city’s splash pads will remain open daily through Labor Day. They are located at:

  • Adams Park
  • Barrowns Park
  • Calhoun Park
  • Emerson Wight Park
  • Emily Bill Park
  • Forest Park
  • Hubbard Park
  • Jaime Ulloa Park
  • Kenefick Park
  • Magazine Park
  • Marshall Roy Park
  • Mary Troy Park
  • Myrtle Street Park
  • Nathan Bill Park
  • Rebecca Johnson Park
  • Ruth Elizabeth Park
  • Van Horn Park
  • Yollie Nahorniak Park.

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