Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 7:46am
"In Wisconsin - If you don't like the weather, just wait a day …" That is certainly ringing true this week!
June 9 - Goodman Pool is closed today due to cool temperatures.
June 10 - We will make every attempt to open the pool as planned for "Goodman Day" at noon.
The weather can change quickly, so please call ahead or check the website for any changes in openings/closings of the pool. 608-264-9292.
The Season Opening Day is Friday, June 10 from noon - 7p.m. To honor the pool benefactors, Irwin and Robert Goodman, the first official day of the swimming season has been named "Goodman Day."
Goodman's Jewelers, 220 State Street, will be sponsoring the day by providing free admission to the first 500 kids to come to the pool on June 10.
At 2p.m. a special ceremony thanking the continued support of the Goodman Foundation & Goodmans Jewelers will commence with some words from Mayor Paul Soglin and Madison Parks Superintendent Kevin Briski. Also in attendance will be EG Schramka from the Goodman Foundation and John Hayes from Goodmans Jewelers.
The first session of Swimming Lessons will begin Monday, June 13 as scheduled.
For more information on Goodman Pool season passes, swimming lessons, the New Goodman Pool Waves swim team or upcoming Goodman Pool Family Fun Days, visit www.cityofmadison.com/parks/pool
The Goodman Pool season is based on the Madison Metropolitan School District's summer break calendar.
Cypress Spray Park, 902 Magnolia Lane, has opened a couple of days early - thanks to the record high temperatures this week. The spray park is open daily throughout the summer season from 11a.m. - 7p.m. For more information visit http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/cypress/
Madison Parks beaches will have lifeguards on duty beginning Saturday, June 11. BB Clarke, Olbrich, Tenney and Vilas Park Beach hours will be daily from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Bernie's, Esther, James Madison, Olin, Spring Harbor and Warner Beach hours will be daily from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Conditions of the beaches change often. The Health Department monitors the weekly condition and bacteria count at the beaches. Check the website for weekly beach conditions. www.cityofmadison.com/beachesContacts:
- Steve Doniger, 220-3091