Poor weekend climate retains two outside swimming pools closed within the New River Valley


(WFXR) – Due to the wet and cool weekend weather in the New River Valley, two outdoor pools in Montgomery County and Wythe County won’t open until Memorial Day for the 2021 season.

Montgomery County Parks and Recreation shared a Facebook post from Frog Pond Swimming Pool that said the pool would be closed on Saturday May 29 and Sunday May 30 due to poor weather forecast and low temperatures.

However, the pool is slated to open for the season on Monday, May 31st at 11am.

Note, however, that Frog Pond has made a few changes for the 2021 season:

  • The pool is operated with limited capacity depending on availability. Reservations are not accepted.
  • The pool does not offer daycare, excursions, organized groups, or parties during regular business hours.
  • The pool does not allow re-entry due to limited capacity.
  • The pool will continue to operate in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH) guidelines for outdoor swimming pools.

“Please note that our ability to continue providing these public services may change if the CDC and VDH revise their guidelines, recommendations and requirements,” said Frog Pond Swimming Pool in her Facebook post on Friday May 28th.

For more information on Frog Pond Swimming Pool opening times, fees, and operations, visit the Montgomery County Parks and Recreation website.

According to Wythe County Parks and Recreation, the Rural Retreat Lake Pool will be closed on Saturday and Sunday due to the cold temperatures and current weather.

Wythe County officials say the American Red Cross recommends closing outdoor pools when the air temperature is 65 degrees or less.

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