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COLUMBUS PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS

Outdoor facilities:

Double Churches Park

Address: 2300 Double Churches Road, Columbus

Phone: 706-494-7775

Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Monday-Tuesday, closed.

Cost: Call for resident/nonresident rates and season passes.

Concessions: Yes

Lifeguards: Yes

Website: columbusga.org/ parks Psalmond Road

Pool address: 6550 Psalmond Road

Phone: 706-568-7091

Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Monday-Tuesday, closed.

Cost: Call for resident/nonresident rates.

Concessions: Yes

Lifeguards: Yes

Website: columbusga.org/parks

RIGDON

Pool address: 1600 Howe Ave.

Phone: 706-687-5813

Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Monday-Tuesday, closed.

Cost: Call for resident/nonresident rates.

Concessions: Yes

Lifeguards: Yes

Website: columbusga.org/parks

Shirley Winston

Pool address: 5033 Steam Mill Road

Phone: 706-653-4967

Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Monday-Tuesday, closed.

Cost: Call for resident/nonresident rates.

Concessions: Yes

Lifeguards: Yes

Website: columbusga.org/parks

INDOOR FACILITIES:

Columbus Aquatic Center

Address: 1603 Midtown Dr., Columbus

Phone: 706-225-3980

Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, 1-6 p.m.

Cost: Contact facility for resident/non-resident and membership rates.

Lifeguards: Yes

Website: www.columbusga.org/parks * all non-members must bring their own towels and locks and towels are available for rental. ask the front desk for information. HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC POOLS

County Community Center

Address: 7509 Ga. Highway 116, Hamilton, GA 31811

Phone: 706-488-0000

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.; closed Wednesday; Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Cost: Family center membership $125 residents; $250 nonresidents.

Refreshments: Vending Machines

Lifeguards: After 3 p.m. during the school year and in the summer.

Website: http://harriscountyga.gov/departments/recreation/

FDR Liberty Bell Pool

Address: 2970 Highway 190, Pine Mountain, Ga.

Phone: 706-663-4858

Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Cost: Monday-Tuesday and Friday-Sunday, $5 general admission, $3 senior citizens 65 and older, $2 children under 3 and $4 military with ID. Wednesday-Thursday, $3 general admission, $2 senior citizens 65 and older, $3 military with ID. All days $5 per car parking pass.

Concession: Yes

Lifeguards: Yes

Website: http://www. gastateparks.org/ FDRoosevelt

PHENIX CITY PUBLIC POOL

Fifth Street South Sports Complex

Address: 1505 Fifth St. South, Phenix City

Phone: 334-291-4731

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6 p.m.

Cost (resident/nonresident): $3 per person

Refreshments: yes

Lifeguards: yes

Website: phenixcityal.us

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