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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Spring Hill Aquatic Center closed for summer

Aquatic Center update

May 29 update: Last night, May 28, the Spring Hill City Council made the difficult decision to close the Spring Hill Aquatic Center for the summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Numerous factors went into this extremely difficult decision, the priority being the safety and well-being of our patrons and teenage and young adult staff.

On Thursday night, City staff presented four scenarios of a potential opening to the City Council. Over the last two months, staff worked with local, state and national governments and organizations on what a potential season could look like at the Aquatic Center. Under current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, each of the presented scenarios restricted patrons to designated swim times, low occupancy loads, the encouraged use of cloth face coverings, social distancing and the prohibited use of amenities such as concessions, lily pads, tubes, diving boards and slides. The season would have also been shortened to allow time to train lifeguards and get the facility ready for use.

With the pool now closed, the City is working with the Spring Hill Recreation Commission and Spring Hill Inspiration for Teens (SHIFT) to develop several events and suggested activities for kids and teens. Details on these events will be forthcoming.

We know the Spring Hill Aquatic Center is a summer destination for many in the area and we would have loved to see you this summer but given the safety guidelines above and the significant financial impact on the City’s budget, the decision was made to not open our facility this year.

All those who purchased swim lessons, season passes or facility rentals will be contacted by staff for a full refund.

If you have questions, please send us a message, call us at (913) 592-3664 or email us at poolmanager@springhillks.gov.

Your safety at our facility will always be our number one priority and we hope to see you in 2021 for another summer at the Spring Hill Aquatic Center.


May 15 update: Due to the impact of COVID-19, we’ve been researching options for the 2020 season at the Spring Hill Aquatic Center. Last night, May 14, the Governing Body discussed options on what this season may look like. Factors for opening — or not opening — include Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines including social distancing and sanitization measures; staff training restrictions; availability of cleaning products and personal protective equipment; and the economics of opening among other factors. The Council asked staff to explore creative options for a potential opening later this summer. City Council expects to make a final decision on the Aquatic Center at their regular meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, May 28. We hope to provide further information on swim lessons, season passes, facility reservations, events and more at that time.


Original update May 1: We’re looking forward to this summer but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the season could look a little different. Unfortunately, it appears we will not be opening on May 24 as originally planned per Gov. Laura Kelly’s phasing criteria, Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas.

Over the last month, City staff has been working with local, state and national organizations to determine what the season could look like if we are able to open. Some potential changes that those organizations are weighing include social distancing guidelines and what that means at the Aquatic Center, personal protective equipment (PPE) and increased sanitization measures among others.

Further details on opening, season passes, facility reservations, events and swim lessons will be forthcoming. We remain hopeful to see you this summer.

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