City Celebrates 60 Years of Grande Prairie Outdoor Pool

The Grande Prairie Outdoor Pool celebrates 60 years in Muskoseepi Park on Saturday, July 16 with a free public pool (by donation), outdoor games, hourly giveaways, and a grand 1960s-themed prize pack.

Donations for entry to the outdoor pool will go in support of Rising Above Aquatics, who will be at the celebration cooking hot dogs and barbecued burgers for guests to enjoy from noon to 7 p.m. .

“We are thrilled to have the community join us as we celebrate the huge milestone of 60 years for the Grande Prairie Outdoor Pool,” said Mayor Jackie Clayton. “The facility is a summer staple for recreation and play in Grande Prairie and we look forward to celebrating the next 60 years!”

The outdoor swimming pool is open from 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday July 16 at the following time slots for public swimming:

 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Visitors are encouraged to come to the outdoor pool at the start of a new time slot as the outdoor pool is accessible only and spaces are limited. The outdoor pool will be emptied after each time slot to ensure more people can be accommodated throughout the day and staff have the opportunity to clean and reset the facility before each public swim.

The City of Grande Prairie is also giving away free pool passes to randomly selected winners on its Facebook and Instagram accounts. Visit the City of Grande Prairie’s social media pages for more details and to enter the pool pass contest.

Richard F. Gandhi