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The City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department will open Spruce Pool for the summer season on Monday, May 13. Spruce Pool, located at 2102 Spruce St., features an eight-lane, 25-yard lap pool; leisure pool with accessible ramp; and accessible play features including jets, fountains and a duck slide. Spruce Pool starts the season with a more limited schedule, and regular summer hours will begin Tuesday, May 28. Spruce Pool’s season runs through Monday, Sept. 2, Labor Day.
The schedule for Spruce Pool is available online at: www.BoulderParks-Rec.org and by clicking on the “pools” tab in the middle.
The City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department’s other outdoor pool, Scott Carpenter Pool, located at 1505 30th St., is being painted and prepared for the summer season. This work has been delayed due to recent rain and snowstorms, and Scott Carpenter Pool will now open after Memorial Day weekend. A specific opening date will be announced as soon as possible.
Boulder Parks and Recreation Department Information: 303-413-7200.
2012 is the 50th anniversary of Carpenter’s historic space flight
The City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department will host a park re-dedication of Scott Carpenter Park with Commander Carpenter in attendance at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20.
The park, located at 30th Street and Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, was dedicated to honor Mercury 7 astronaut Scott Carpenter in May 1963. Carpenter was the second American to orbit the earth, and 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of his historic space flight.
“We are honored that Commander Carpenter is able to attend this park rededication,” said Parks and Recreation Director Kirk Kincannon. “As a Boulder native and a truly exceptional American, the City of Boulder is proud of Scott Carpenter and delighted to host this rededication of the park named in his honor.”
For more information about the park rededication event, please contact Sally Dieterich at 303-413-7242.
Two Family Nights at Scott Carpenter Pool
● August 5: Flick and Float Family Night. The Parks and Recreation Department will host a “Flick and Float” open swim and movie night for families on Friday, Aug. 5, at Scott Carpenter Pool, 1505 30th St. Open swim will begin at 6:30 p.m. The feature-length, family-friendly movie will begin at dusk on a 24-foot screen (see the website at www.BoulderParks-Rec.org for the featured movie).
● August 12: Back to School Night. The Parks and Recreation Department will host a “Back to School” open swim for families from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, at Scott Carpenter pool, 1505 30th St. Enjoy one more homework-free family night at the pool before school starts!
Cost for each night is $10 for a family of four, and $2 for each additional family member (individual entry is $5 each). For more information, visit www.BoulderParks-Rec.org.
Boulder Municipal Court to be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 12
The Boulder Municipal Court will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, for a staff meeting.
City asks for feedback about its website
The City of Boulder posted an online survey last week to gather input on its website at http://www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=4757. The survey will be open through March 4, 2011.
The survey is intended to get input from users on what services and information they like, and what else they’d like to see as well as to gauge how users are finding information on the site. The survey results will be used, along with other information, to make improvements to the city’s website content, organization and navigation.
Scott Carpenter pool improvements begin today
The Parks and Recreation Department began work today, Monday, Feb. 14, to make repairs to the Scott Carpenter Park outdoor pool located at 1505 30th St. Pool repairs and improvements include installation of stainless steel gutters and a surge tank; energy efficient boiler; deck drains; lifeguard stands and a re-finish of the water slide.
Work on the pool is estimated to take approximately 10 weeks (depending upon weather and contractor scheduling) and should not impact the pool’s planned May 28, 2011 opening. According to Steve Whipple, facilities administrator for Parks and Recreation, this work is necessary to enhance the swimming experience, improve water and energy conservation, and improve pool performance and safety. The work is estimated to cost $400,000. The last significant maintenance project at the pool was in 2007, when it was sandblasted and painted. Scott Carpenter Pool is the only 50 meter pool operated by the city.
For more information, call Shelly Ruspakka, Parks and Recreation, at 303-413-7214.