Whether or not pools will reopen in the Capital Region has been a topic of conversation ever since the coronavirus pandemic started to close everything down back in March. Governor Cuomo has said that the state will allow public pools and playgrounds to open at local governments' discretion. So, your city pool might be closed and one town over their pools are open.

Clifton Park has announced that two of their town pools just in time for the 4th of July holiday. Currently, the plan is to open The Country Knolls Pool and Barney Road Pool July 4th, but keep the pool at Locust Lane closed for the season.

There will be changes in health guidelines and amenities available and some pool functions will not be available at the pools this year in Clifton Park.

For example, everyone will have to wear a mask when they enter, but not worn in the water, and must provide their name and phone number in case there is a need for contact tracing if someone tests positive for COVID-19.

Some pool amenities will not be available for use this year. For example, the kiddie pools will all remain closed, the slides will be closed, no loungers will be available so bring your own and no picnic tables will be available.

Attendance will be on a first come first serve basis with 200 spots available. To enable social distancing, white circles will be drawn on pool grounds. Individuals or groups that arrive at the pool together will select a circle for chairs and belongings. Once the circles are all taken, the pool is at maximum capacity and no one will be allowed to enter until a group leaves.

Clifton Park has the entire list of new rules, regulations, and fees on their website.

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