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Friday, June 2, 2023

City’s Aquatic Fun Centers preparing to reopen for summer

The City of Ocala’s Aquatic Fun Centers will reopen to the public for the summer later this month.

Jervey Gantt Aquatic Fun Center
The Jervey Gantt Aquatic Fun Center is located at 2390 SE 36th Avenue in Ocala

The Jervey Gantt Aquatic Fun Center (2390 SE 36th Avenue) will open for morning and afternoon sessions on Saturday, May 20, and Saturday, May 27. This facility will open fully on Tuesday, May 31.

In August, the aquatic center will move to Saturday-only sessions until the end of the season on Saturday, September 2. Due to necessary repairs, the water slide will remain closed until further notice.

Hampton Aquatic Fun Center
The Hampton Aquatic Fun Center is located at 255 NW Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Ocala

The Hampton Aquatic Fun Center (255 NW Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) will open for morning and afternoon sessions on Saturday, May 27, and the facility will open fully on Tuesday, May 30. The pool season for this location will end on Saturday, August 5.

During the season, both aquatic centers will be open five days a week. Two sessions, in the morning (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and afternoon (2 p.m. to 5 p.m.), will be offered on Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Admission for a single session is $2 for children (ages 17 and under) and $3.50 for adults (ages 18 and up).

The Aquatic Fun Centers offer several aquatic programs, including Learn to Swim lessons, Aquability for individuals with disabilities, and the Junior Lifeguards program for young teenagers who are interested in serving as lifeguards.

For more information, visit the City of Ocala’s Aquatic Fun Centers website or call the Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5517.