Opening Day for Hazelwood’s White Birch Bay Aquatic Center Sat. May 24
It’s time to splash into summer with the opening of the City of Hazelwood’s White Birch Bay Aquatic Center on Saturday, May 24. The facility will open its doors at 12 p.m. Daily admission prices remain the same as last year to make it more affordable for everyone to visit often and have fun in the sun, announced Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Superintendent Doug Littlefield.
The Aquatic Center will remain open from Saturday, May 24, to Monday, September 1, at 5 p.m. However, it will ONLY be open on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) while Hazelwood schools are in session. Daily operating hours are from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. On days when the Hazelwood Sharks swim team hosts a home meet with other municipal league swim teams, the Aquatic Center will close early at 5 p.m.
For the pools to open, the temperature must reach 75° before 12 p.m. After 4 p.m., the pools will close if the temperature drops below 75°.
The pricing for daily admission is the same as last year. However, there is a slight increase in the season pass prices. Admission is open to young kids as well as seniors, ages 55 & over, at these prices:
DAILY ADMISSION RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT
Child, 4-5 years $5.00 $10.00
Senior, 55 years & over $5.00 $12.00
Adult, 16-54 years $6.00 $12.00
SEASON PASSES RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT
Individual $ 75.00 $140.00
Family (Up to 4 people) $180.00 $275.00
REDUCED RATE STARTING JULY 15TH
Individual $ 50.00 $ 95.00
Family (Up to 4 people) $115.00 $180.00
The City of Hazelwood’s $5.7 million dollar Aquatic Center still ranks among the best waterparks operated by a local municipality in the St. Louis area. It’s most unique feature is a 360° bubble slide made in Sweden, which is the first of its kind to be used in the Midwest. Other fun amenities include: two lightning-fast water slides, one for tubing the other for body surfing; a 600-foot lazy river that generates waves; a giant bucket that dumps water over a colorful play structure; a water swirl that spins swimmers around in circles; and a little tot wave pool with spray features and a shark slide. The Aquatic Center also has a 25-meter competition pool, known as the Shark Tank, with two diving boards. In addition, the facility has a full-service concession stand equipped to provide hot food, cold treats and refreshing beverages.
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