Crestwood pool opens with few restrictions

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The pool at the Crestwood Aquatic Center’s lazy river and slide, as seen in a photo from Westport Pools.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

The Crestwood Aquatic Center kicked off the summer season when it opened last weekend.

The Crestwood Aquatic Center, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane, opened for the 2021 season Saturday, May 29 under COVID-19 guidelines from St. Louis County.

The pool will be open seven days a week, with hours of operation Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Starting Aug. 23 through Sept. 5, the pool will be closed Monday through Thursday, open Friday from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The pool will be open the Fourth of July and Labor Day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

An aquatic membership is required to use the pool and anyone who uses the facility must have a current resident, Lindbergh Schools resident, or non-resident ID card. More information on memberships and daily fees for different age groups and residents and non-residents can be found at www.cityofcrestwood.org/187/Aquatic-Center.

The Aquatic Center will be operating under some COVID-19 restrictions, although most of the ones planned for this year have been lifted by St. Louis County.

Masks are required for those who are unvaccinated, except when in the water or eating. Children under 5 years of age are not required to wear a mask. But the city will not be checking for vaccine verification.

Last year, Crestwood did not allow any new nonresident memberships, although the city did collaborate with neighboring Sunset Hills to allow Sunset Hills residents to use the Crestwood Aquatic Center, since Sunset Hills did not open its pool.