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City’s outdoor pools set to open June 8th

pool-400The City of Memphis will open its outdoor pools for the summer swimming season this Saturday, June 8th.

The pools will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. through Saturday, July 27th.

Toni Holmon-Turner, public affairs manager for the Division of Parks and Neighborhoods, says taking a dip in a City of Memphis pool has gotten easier this year. City Access Cards, which can be obtained at any public library, are now being used in lieu of Pool Cards.

The cards are free and can also be used as library cards to check out books. In order to swim, you must have a City Access Card. If you have a previously issued City of Memphis Parks and Neighborhoods pool identification card, you do not have to register again.

You must register for a City Access Card if:

• You desire to attend a City of Memphis Aquatic Facility;

• You have misplaced your previously issued pool card;

• You have turned 13 since your previous pool card was issued;

• You have turned 18 since your previous pool card was issued. All adults will receive a City of Memphis Library Passport Card, which allows access to all City of Memphis pools.

• You have a general, non-photo id library card but desire to attend a City of Memphis Aquatic Facility.


All minors under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at registration. You must provide valid identification in the form of a birth certificate or another form of identification with the minor's birth date listed. Parent or guardian's proof of residency is also required.

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all City of Memphis pools; therefore, parent/guardian accompanying children 12 and under must also receive a City Access Card.

Adults 18 and older will need to bring valid drivers license or other picture identification, in addition to proof of residency to receive a City Access Card.

Proof of residency

Proof of residency must be presented with the application in the form of two original, current documents (issued within the last 90 days) with the applicant's name (or the name of the spouse with proof of relationship) and current city of Memphis principal residence listed on the application.

Acceptable forms for proof of residency are (sampling) utility bill or landline telephone bill, bank statement, mortgage or rental agreement, Tennessee voter registration card or property tax bill.

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