If there is one fun thing we can do during the summer of 2020, that is swim! Getting some vitamin D after all of this time indoors can really do us some good.
Plano so far has two exciting opportunities for swimming this summer, Jack Carter Pool and The Texas Pool, plus nearly 40 hotel pools for a nice staycation.
Jack Carter Pool
Plano Parks and Recreation is happy to announce the reopening of Jack Carter Pool on June 29 following water park safety guidelines reducing the risk of illness to patrons and employees.
Hours of operation will be in 3-hour shifts as follows:
Monday – Saturday
9 a.m.-Noon – Open
Noon-1 p.m. – Closed for cleaning
1 p.m.-4 p.m. – Open
4 p.m.-5 p.m. – Closed for cleaning
5 p.m.-8 p.m. – Open
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Open
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Closed for cleaning
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Open
The pool will be open to the public through August 9 and then on weekends only until Labor Day, September 7. Reservations are required. Guests can make reservations for one of three three-hour shifts. Each shift will be limited to 250 people.
Each reservation made is limited to six passes and one shift per day so that everyone has an opportunity to enjoy the water park. Members need to bring their membership card. Non-members will be charged the applicable daily fee at the gate, $5 youth (3-15), $9 adults (16+). Everyone in your reservation must check into the pool at the same time.
Jack Carter Pool features a dual rider tube slide, body slide, lazy river, deep water pool with platform diving and climbing wall, FlowRider surf simulator, tot pool, leisure pool with some lap lanes, wet deck areas, spray features, rentable party areas and concessions.
Find more details on how to make reservations here.
The Texas Pool
The Texas Pool is planning to open its 2020 swimming season June 16. Members are welcome to swim at the pool at any time, while non-members can drop in for a fee when space allows.
The historic Texas Pool is 168,000 gallons of saltwater shaped like the great State of Texas. The pool features a diving board, two water slides, and an island with a shallow “South Texas” wading area for small children and parents. There are picnic tables and a beach volleyball court. Coolers with food and nonalcoholic drinks are welcome.
Members‘ guests will pay a $5/person guest fee. Tourists and visitors are $10 per person (adult or child) and babies (2 and under) swim free. Visitor entry will be dependent on space available under COVID-19 guidelines.
Open Hotel Pools in Plano
Don’t have a pool? Plan a Plano staycation! After all, Plano was ranked the #1 Best City in the U.S. for Staycations. Here is a list of open hotel pools in Plano. *Must be a hotel guest to use the pool.
Baymont by Wyndham Plano
Cambria Hotel Plano/Frisco
Comfort Inn & Suites Plano East
Comfort Suites Plano East/Richardson
Courtyard Dallas Plano Parkway at Preston Road
Days Inn by Wyndham Dallas/Plano
Extended Stay America Dallas/Plano
Extended Stay America Dallas-Plano Parkway
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Dallas/Plano North
Fairfield Inn & Suites Dallas/Plano/Frisco
Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas/Plano East
Hampton Inn & Suites Dallas/Plano Central
Hampton Inn Plano/North Dallas
Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park
Holiday Inn Express Dallas North Tollway
Home2 Suites by Hilton Plano/Richardson
Home2 Suites by Hilton Plano Legacy West
Homewood Suites by Hilton North Dallas/Plano
Homewood Suites by Hilton Plano/Richardson
Hyatt Place Dallas/Plano
La Quinta Inn & Suites Plano Legacy/Frisco
Magnuson Hotel Park Suites
Marriott Dallas/Plano at Legacy Town Center
Motel 6 Northeast
NYLO Plano at Legacy
Red Roof Inn
Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West Hotel
Residence Inn Dallas Plano/Legacy
Residence Inn Dallas/Plano/Richardson
Residence Inn Dallas/Plano/Richardson
Sandman Signature Plano
SpringHill Suites Dallas/Plano/Frisco
Staybridge Suites Plano/Richardson
Staybridge Suites Plano/Frisco
TownePlace Suites Dallas Plano/Richardson