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Cleveland to open city pools on Saturday

The city says the pools will be open with limited capacity this summer.

CLEVELAND — EDITOR'S NOTE: The video in the player above is from a previous story.

The City of Cleveland says it will open up its pools for the summer of 2021 with capacity limitations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pools will open on Saturday, June 12. Outdoor pools will open when the temperatures reach 85 degrees. The city's spray basins will open when temperatures reach 80 degrees.

The move comes after the city's outdoor pools remained closed during the summer of 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here for a list of indoor and outdoor pool locations.

The City of Cleveland also reminded residents of ways they can stay safe in the summer heat:

  • Stay hydrated! Drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine.
  • Wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothes during hot weather.
  • Cover your head with a hat and use sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun’s rays.
  • Keep cool in the shade. If you don’t have air conditioning, visit cool areas like a family resource and recreation center or library on high heat days.
  • Always check on friends and neighbors, especially those who are seniors or have young children. Click here to download the Department of Aging’s summer heat booklet for more senior tips.
  • Keep an eye on pets! Make sure pets have access to plenty of shade and have plenty of water. Be careful when walking pets on asphalt, as sensitive pet paws can be burned on hot surfaces.
  • Never leave children or pets alone in vehicles.
  • Recognize the Signs of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

In addition to the pools opening for the summer, the city also announced that registration is open for the City of Cleveland Neighborhood Resource and Recreation Center (NRRC) Summer 2021 programs. You can register in person or online HERE. Click here to view the Summer 2021 Program Guide.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The video in the player below is from a previous, unrelated story.