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Three Allentown pools will open Saturday

Fourth to open June 15

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Allentown's Cedar, Jordan and Irving swimming pools will open Saturday.

Mack Pool will open June 15.

"Our pools are very important to our residents so we are going the extra mile to get them open," said John Mikowychok, director of the city's parks & recreation department.

The pools will be open daily from noon until 7 p.m.

Daily admission is $5.50, $3.50 for children ages 6-to-17 at the Cedar Beach, Jordan and Mack pools. Admission is $2.00 for anyone age 6 and over at Jordan Pool on weekends and on July 4. At Irving Pool, the cost is $1.00 for anyone age 6 and over.

Allentown's two free spray parks at Buck Boyle Park and 5th and Allen Street Park opened Saturday. Hours are also  noon to 7 p.m. daily.

Season pass rates for Cedar, Jordan and Mack Pools are $75, $45 for ages 14-17,  $35 for ages 6-13.

A season pass for Irving Pool is  $20 for anyone age 6 and over.

Special family season pass discounts are available for city pools.

 Allentown residents over age  60 are eligible for free swimming passes. In order to claim a pass, senior citizens must go to  the recreation office with proof of residency and a photo ID.

Residents are urged to mark their calendars for Family Water Safety Day at Cedar Beach Pool on June 28. Admission is free to the pool  from 10:00am-noon. Activities include educational stations on improvised rescue equipment, life jackets, rescue breathing, boat and river safety, spinal injury prevention, children's water safety video and calling 911.

For information on Allentown's four municipal pools or spray parks, season passes and programs, contact the Department of Parks & Recreation at 610-437-7750.

Consult the city's Adventure Allentown guide for information on special events at city pools throughout the summer.

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