Lincoln Park Family Aquatic Center News & Announcements

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 1:16pm

Mayor Scott Schertzer is announcing that Lincoln Park Aquatics Center will not open for the 2020 season. 

This decision is coming about due to the Responsible RestartOhio protocols that were issued by Governor Mike DeWine.  Through the various protocols and requirements issued through the State, the total capacity for the number of individuals permitted at the Aquatic Center has been significantly reduced this season, while at the same time requiring increased staffing levels to ensure compliance with cleaning, disinfecting, and safety-related portions of the protocol.

Schertzer stated, “This decision has come after extensively reviewing the Responsible RestartOhio protocols, the increased staffing to meet the required protocols, as well as the monetary impact this will financially have on the City’s general fund.  Enforcing social distancing as required by the Responsible RestartOhio protocols would be difficult, if not impossible.  To require children to remain six-feet apart is not practical, especially while in the pool.  Additionally, it is not realistic to think we could enforce many of the requirements included in the protocol.  I met with Parks Superintendent Mike Cheney to review information and we feel that managing our pool within the guidelines established is still a high risk, not in the best interest of our community, and would be fiscally irresponsible for us to open the Aquatics Center at this time.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:40am

Weather Policy
The safety of our patrons is of the utmost importance.  Therefore at the discretion of the Pool Manager, if warranted, the aquatics center will close for weather related issues. 

  • Lightning - In the event of an electrical storm, the pool deck must be cleared and guests will need to exit the facility for at least 30 minutes.  The 30 minute time period will re-start after every lightning strike and/or rumble of thunder.
     
  • Severe Weather - In case of severe weather conditions, the City of Marion Parks and Aquatics Department reserves the right to limit the use or close swimming facilities to ensure the safety of our patrons.
     
  • Cold Weather - If the projected high temperature for the day is below 70 degrees, the City of Marion Parks and Aquatics Department reserves the right to limit the use or close facilities.

Outside Food, Beverages, and Chewing Gum
Outside food, beverages and chewing gum are not permitted inside the aquatics center facility, with the exception of baby food/drinks and water.  A full service concession stand is available for food and drinks. Guests may bring a washable personal water bottle (staff may ask to examine contents).  Guests may exit the Aquatic Center to picnic within Lincoln Park and re-enter with a stamp.  LPAC reserves the right to search one’s property upon entrance to the facility.