The City of Jacksonville announces the opening of community pools

Galimore community pool will open its door on May 26 at 1 p.m.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The City of Jacksonville Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) is excited to announce the opening of 20 community pools on Saturday, May 27.


Outdoor pools are open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Cecil Aquatics is open year-round. Outdoor pools will be open Saturday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 28, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday, May 29, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The following pools will be open on Saturday, May 27:

  • Andrew Jackson High School – 128 W. 30th St.
  • Baldwin Middle/High School – 345 Chestnut St. N.
  • Cecil Aquatic Center – 13611 Normandy Blvd.
  • Emmett Reed Park – 1093 W. 6th St.
  • Fletcher High School – 700 Seagate Ave.
  • Fort Caroline – 131 Ferber Rd.
  • Grand/ Johnnie Walker Park – 2740 Division St.
  • Harts Rd/ Eartha Napolean Park – 11597 Harts Rd.
  • Julius Guinyard Park – 1358 Jefferson St.
  • Lakeshore Middle School – 2519 Bayview Rd.
  • Mandarin High School – 4831 Greenland Rd.
  • Oceanway Park – 12215 Sago Ave. W.
  • Pine Forest – 2335 Gattis Ln.
  • Ribault High School – 5820 Van Gundy St.
  • Riverside High School – 1200 S. McDuff Ave.
  • Sandalwood High School – 2750 John Prom Blvd.
  • Terry Parker High School – 7301 Parker School Rd.
  • Thomas Jefferson Park – 390 N. Jackson Ave.
  • Westside High School – 5530 Firestone Rd.
  • Woodland Acres/ Warrington Park – 8200 Kona Ave.

Starting Saturday, June 3, outdoor pools are open 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Additional pool locations may open throughout the summer season as we continue to seek additional lifeguards.

The City of Jacksonville is still seeking qualified lifeguards to staff City pools. This is a great opportunity to serve your community and make money! Becoming a lifeguard is wonderful opportunity to learn leadership, responsibility, and teamwork. Apply now for a rewarding summer job that also looks great on a professional resume. The starting salary for lifeguards is $14.00 an hour once hired. For additional information, call (904) 255-6777 or (904) 255-4271, or email bealifeguard@coj.net.

For more information about summer activities, visit PRCS’s webpage at JaxParks.com.

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