The Recreation Department will begin opening its public pools for the summer beginning Memorial Day Weekend. They will open on Saturday, May 26, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and will begin the full summer schedule on Tuesday, May 29. The cost to get into the pools will be $1.00, with an additional $1.00 to use the water slide at the Delores A. Brooks Recreation Center, and all pools will be open Tuesday – Friday from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Pool

Address

Bloomfield Community Center

4115 Lions Place

Delores A. Brooks Community Center

3326 Ocmulgee East Blvd

Frank Johnson Community Center

2227 Mercer University Drive

Memorial Park Community Center

763 Long Street

South Bibb Recreation Center

7035 Houston Road

In order to open, the Recreation Department needs 23 lifeguards, and they are currently 10 short. To be a lifeguard, a person must be 15 years old and can pass the American Red Cross swim test, and they will make $10.03 per hour. For those interested in being a lifeguard that are NOT currently certified, the Recreation Department will train and certify all hired applicants; the next certification course begins May 16.

Opening for the first time this year will be the brand new South Bibb Recreation Center on Houston Road. The Center has been under construction since August 2016, and was funded with $7.64 million in voter-approved SPLOST funds. An official ribbon cutting announcing the opening of this Center will be held later in May. The pool at Booker T. Washington Center will not open this summer due to the proximity of construction from the I-75/I-16 Improvement Project.

For questions about the lifeguard position and training, as well as pool operations, contact the Recreation Department at 478-621-6280. To apply for the position, either visit www.maconbibb.us and click on the “Employment” tab, or stop by the Human Resources Department at 700 Poplar Street (First Street entrance) to fill out an application. The Human Resources Department is open from Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.