Franklin Pool in Yakima re-opens at half capacity on June 10

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YAKIMA, Wash. — After remaining closed through all of 2020, Franklin Pool at 2102 Tieton Drive will re-open at 50 percent capacity on June 10 and will remain open through the summer until Friday, August 20, 2021. The announcement was made on the City of Yakima’s website.

Parks and Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson is looking forward to a return to the pool after missing a summer last year.

“It is so exciting to be able open Franklin Pool,” Wilkinson said. “We can’t wait to welcome the public back to the pool.”

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The price to swim varies based on how many people you’re bringing and what their age range is. Anyone under the age of 18 can swim for just $2 per person while entry costs $4 for adults. Honored citizens (62 or older, a Yakima Transit Honored Citizen, State of Washington Handicapped Parking Placard holder, SSI Disabled, or active member of the military) can swim for $2.25.

There are also special prices available for three-month passes and 10-visit punch cards. A family can swim for $13, which includes two adults and as many as four children.

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Recreational swimming lessons are available at various timeslots each day of the week, including Saturdays and Sundays. However, there are fewer lessons available during the weekend.

If you’d like to learn more about swim lessons at Franklin Pool, click here and visit Page 5 of the Yakima Parks & Recreation 2021 Summer Program Guide.

To close out the summer, Franklin Pool will host its 14th annual Paws in the Pool event in which swimmers can take a dip with their dogs. Owners will have to pay standard prices for entry when the event is held on Sunday, August 22 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., but entry is free for the dogs.

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