After months of work to rehabilitate the Noble Park Pool, the Paducah Parks Services Department will open the pool for the season on Memorial Day, May 27 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. During the season which runs through August 11, the pool will be open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. It will be closed to the public on Mondays with the exception of Memorial Day. Pool admission is $5 for adults and for children at least five years old; $3 for children four years old and younger, and $3 for seniors.
Parks Services Director Mark Thompson says, “City staff and contractors have been working for months to reconstruct and improve the pool’s amenities, concession area, and components such as the pool liner and filtration, piping, and disinfection systems. The pool has not had a significant renovation in more than 20 years.” Thompson says his only disappointment is the delay in the opening of the spray pad which is the replacement for the baby pool. The spray pad will open in about two weeks.
City Manager Jeff Pederson says, “The Noble Park Pool project is a reinvestment in an important recreational asset. Paducah’s parks are highly utilized and treasured by our citizens.”
Recreation Superintendent Amie Clark says, “Much of the work to rehabilitate the pool was underground with piping and other components; however, when the public visits the Noble Park Pool, they will notice some great new features including dual slides, new diving boards, more canopies and lounge chairs, and an expanded menu at the concession stand.” Clark adds, “The small wading pool has been replaced with a spraypad for all ages to enjoy.” Also, the concession stand will be available to anyone who visits Noble Park. It will have two order windows, one inside the pool gate and one for walk-up customers. Concessions will be available Memorial Day in addition to the regular hours of Tuesday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sunday 1:30-4:30 p.m.
The Parks Services Department wants the public to be aware of a change in the pool rules. Due to filtration capacity limits, swim diapers are prohibited in the pool. All swimmers must be toilet trained. Children in swim diapers can play in the spray pad area once it opens for the season.
The cost for the Noble Park Pool renovation project is $1.172 million. To save money, the City divided the project into three bid packages and utilized City staff for a portion of the demolition.
The Noble Park Pool averages 300-400 visitors per day. For more information about upcoming Noble Park Pool special events, pool rental, and swimming lessons, visit www.paducahky.gov.
The Robert Coleman Spraypark located at Caldwell Street and Walter Jetton Drive will be open to the public on Saturday, May 25. The free spraypark is open daily from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. through early September.
For more information about Parks Department facilities, programs, and activities, contact the Parks Services Department at 444-8508 or visit www.paducahky.gov.