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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Crystal Beach Scheduled to Open for the 2020 Season

Crystal Beach Scheduled to Open for the 2020 Season

Madison, IN— Crystal Beach Pool will reopen on June 15th for 2020 season under the guidelines established by the CDC, the Indiana State Department of Health, and Governor Holcomb’s "Back on Track Indiana" Plan.

"The decision to open Crystal Beach was made after much deliberation regarding the guidelines provided to the City of Madison and the city’s ability to effectively and safely operate the pool during the 2020 season," said Parks Director Seth Pennington. "We know many families look forward to spending time at the pool. We are happy to provide them with the opportunity to enjoy this city amenity once again this year."

To account for the new guidelines and to safely operate the pool, the City of Madison Parks Department established new operating procedures and hours. Crystal Beach’s capacity will be limited to 250 individuals per swim time. This capacity limit may change once we enter Stage 5 of the governor’s plans. Frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned throughout the day. The entire facility will be closed midday to allow for sanitization. Signage will be posted to encourage social distancing, and the entry and exit points will be redesigned to allow for guests to distance themselves. Each swim session will cost $5 per person, 3 and under will be free with paying adult. The new public swim schedule is as follows:

·        9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. open for senior swim. Water aerobics will also be offered during this time.

·        11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. open

·        3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. facility closed to allow for sanitization

·        3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. open

Due to capacity and cleaning standards, those visiting the pool from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. must purchase a new day pass to re-enter for the afternoon swim time. This will allow more members of the community the opportunity to enjoy the amenities while keeping crowd gathering restrictions in place. If an individual leaves the facility at any point, they must pay to re-enter and may not be able to re-enter until the next swim time slot. Seniors who purchase a pass for senior swim can stay during the 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. swim time. Season pass holders who leave the facility at any time will not be able to return until the next swim time slot. Please note, the park department will not be selling any additional season passes this year; however, current season passes will be honored.

Additionally, the City Parks Department is offering programming at the pool in the evening hours. This includes water volleyball and water polo. To sign up a team or to participate as an individual, please call the parks department office at 812-265-8308. Those interested in applying for a seasonal employment position with the parks department should visit, Madison-in.gov. The application can be found on the parks department page.


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