Gardner Pool

Gardner Pool Membership Information

Gardner Pool opens on Saturday, May 29, 2021! 

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Governor DeWine has announced plans to repeal most of the existing health orders as of June 2, 2021. We have been advised by Public Health Dayton-Montgomery County (PHDMC) that this will include all orders impacting the city’s pool operations, including orders relating to masks, social distancing, and capacity limitations. In other words, on June 2, 2021, the pool will resume normal, pre-pandemic operations.


However, since the pool opens on Saturday May 29th, there will be a period of four (4) days during which pool operations are still subject to existing health orders. In consultation with PHDMC, and in full legal compliance, the protocol for May 29, 2021 through June 1, 2021, will be as follows:

  1. City employees will be masked except when lifeguarding or otherwise exempt.
  2. Non-vaccinated guests are required to wear masks in enclosed spaces only, which means the interior of the concession stand, the office, and restrooms. Masks are not required for entry to the facility, nor for activities that occur outside of enclosed spaces, such as swimming or walking around on-deck.
  3. Non-vaccinated guests should gather in groups of no more than 10 people, with at least 6’ of distance between each grouping of 10.
  4. There will be no reservation system, as the pool is no longer subject to specific capacity limits. The city reserves the right to temporarily delay entry of new patrons between May 29 and June 1 as needed to ensure that proper social distancing can occur per #2 above.
  5. The pool is no longer required to close every two (2) hours for sanitization. Sanitizing will occur three (3) times daily: morning; midday; and evening, consistent with our pre-pandemic protocols.
At this time, we are not requiring proof of vaccination status. We acknowledge that people may have differing levels of comfort and risk tolerance, and we encourage everyone to take personal responsibility for evaluating appropriate risks for you and your family. Above all, we ask for understanding and respectful cooperation during this transition.
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