Aquatic Center opens June 4th

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story had incorrect open days and hours. That has been corrected.

The Sapulpa Aquatic Center has not been open since the end of the summer season of 2019.

Last year the Parks and Recreation Department made the tough decision not to open due to the pandemic. Former Parks and Rec. Director Jody Baker essentially reported that with the rules, regulations, guidelines, and mandates implemented by multiple medical and governmental entities, it was not feasible or prudent for a pool of our size to open.

At a recent City meeting, Finance Director Pam Vann reported that although it had previously been reported that they would try to open the pool by Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, it wasn’t possible due to broken equipment. “Several pumps need repair,” said Vann, explaining that the City would have to transfer the funds to the pool to make those repairs as it had not yet had a chance to accrue any revenue this season. 

A Facebook post lamented that due to the many repairs “required after this winter’s freeze and being ‘offline’ for almost two years” the pool “couldn’t offer lifeguard training in time to open the Aquatic Center this weekend.” 

But, “give us one more week to get our guards trained, and we’ll see you in the pool next Friday, June 4th!” 

The Aquatics Center is located by Liberty STEM Elementary School at 701 North Brown Street in Sapulpa. The Aquatics Office and Supervisor, Jillian Allen, may be reached at 918-224-6262. 

The Center will be open Friday, June 4th through early August Thursday through Monday. We’ve shared their schedule below. There is a $4 entrance fee for those over three years old. Three and under are free.