Mayor Lee Brand and Fresno Unified interim superintendent Bob Nelson introduced a new partnership at a press conference to announce the addition of Blue Space to its existing Community Open Space Program.
The City of Fresno provides recreational swimming and swim lessons at its three community pools located at Mary Ella Brown Community Center, Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center and Mosqueda Community Center. The City also operates several learner pools and splash parks.
“This is an exciting opportunity to offer more safe and supervised swimming options for our residents by utilizing existing facilities” said Mayor Brand. “By partnering with Fresno Unified, we save taxpayer money on the construction and maintenance of new pools while making use of pools that would often sit idle during the hottest months of the year.”
Fresno Unified will make its seven high school pools available to the public starting on June 12th for recreational swimming. Swim lessons will be offered at Fresno, Hoover, Edison and Bullard high schools.
Swimming will be free on weekends, $1 on weekdays for children and $2 for adults. The City of Fresno will provide lifeguards and swim instructors.