A completely different type of splash was made at Dodge Park on June 10th when the park’s new public pool opened. The former Dodge pool was originally constructed in 1964. The new pool boasts many modern amenities including a separated ”tot pool”, a zero-depth pool with a playground structure, two water slides, a competitive swimming area, a leisure swimming area and a separated diving well with two springboards.
According to Columbus Recreation and Parks Aquatics Director John Gloyd, the pool has been well attended since opening, especially due to the unusually high temperatures we’ve recently seen.
“This is a great park for the City of Columbus, but attendance is limited,” he says. “So on those hot days make sure you have your leisure card and get there early so you don’t get shut out.”
The Dodge Park pool is completely free for public use, but a Rec and Parks Leisure card must be obtained in advance (for anyone over the age of six) at the cost of $1, and is good for 1 year. The pool is located at 545 Sullivant Avenue and is open to the public from 1:30pm to 7:30pm, seven days per week.
More information can be found online at parks.columbus.gov.