Louisville Parks and Recreation to open three outdoor pools this week

July 6, 2020

Louisville Parks and Recreation will reopen three outdoor pools, Algonquin, Fairdale and Sun Valley, beginning Tuesday, July 7.  Fairdale’s pool opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday, while opening day at Sun Valley is Wednesday. Algonquin opens for the season on Thursday, July 9. Each pool will be open two days a week from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

The three pools will be closed on Mondays for maintenance during the 2020 season, which will end September 5. The Norton Pool, located in Camp Taylor Memorial Park off Poplar Level Road, will not open this season due to maintenance issues, primarily significant leakage.

Pools may open for additional hours and days if Louisville Parks and Recreation is able to hire additional lifeguards for the 2020 season. For more information on lifeguard classes, please click here.

All state Healthy At Work Requirements will be followed, as well as local and state guidelines that may determine when and how recreational water facilities operate. 

Patrons should continue to protect themselves and others at recreational water venues both in and out of the water by practicing social distancing and good hand hygiene. Visitors are encouraged to come wearing their swimsuits, as access to changing areas will be extremely limited. There will be no furniture allowed on the pool decks to encourage social distancing. 

“I’d like to thank our staff for their hard work and attention to detail in getting the plans together to open up the pools this summer, as well as Mayor Fischer and the Metro Council for their support,” said Parks and Recreation Director Dana Kasler. “This announcement hopefully will make summer a little bit more enjoyable for everyone.” 

Pool users must register to swim by calling Metro Parks Aquatics at (502) 897-9949, no more than seven days in advance. All three pools will have an initial maximum capacity of 45 swimmers per two-hour session (session 1 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and session 2 from 2-4 p.m.) for a total of 90 swimmers each day. General admission is $2 for each patron. 

Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey is covering the entry fees for patrons of the Algonquin Pool. Guests will still need to pre-register.

“It’s the right thing to do,” said Dorsey. “We know this year has been difficult and we want to remove as many barriers as we can. This is one more thing that will move us in the right direction.” 

For the summer outdoor pools schedule, please click here.

Nelson Hornbeck Park (Fairdale)  
709 Fairdale Road, 40118 

Algonquin Pool 
1614 Cypress Street, 40210

Sun Valley Pool 
6505 Bethany Lane, 40272

Louisville Parks and Recreation
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation is following all CDC guidelines and requirements implemented by the local, state and federal government. We encourage individuals to use parks, trails and open spaces safely, while following current guidelines. As park usage continues to increase, patrons are reminded that multiple facilities are closed and touch points are NOT sanitized routinely. To better inform the community, the Parks and Rec website and social media platforms will be updated daily. Thanks for your cooperation during these uncertain times. www.louisvilleky.gov/government/parks