After a successful inaugural season, work is underway to prepare Henderson Pool for another summer of family fun. Staff will be on site to prepare the facility which is scheduled to open to the public Saturday, June 17 at noon. There will be school groups using the pool as well as weekend open swim times through to the end of June with regular hours starting June 30.
The pool has proven to be a popular summer stop featuring waterslides, a climbing wall, diving board, drop slide and the Rotary Spray Park. It is also fully accessible for the community by offering a zero-depth entry pool and accessible change rooms. In addition, mechanical systems and the replacement of circulation equipment has improved water quality and increased efficiency. The ENMAX Centre provides an on-site concession for visitors inside the pool facility.
The doors officially opened to the upgraded Henderson Pool on July 15, 2016. Even with a slightly shortened season, the pool recorded an increase in attendance of nearly 30,000 over 2013 when it was last operating. A total of 58,229 visitors enjoyed the facility and even larger numbers are expected this coming season.
Henderson Pool is owned by the City of Lethbridge and operated by Recreation Excellence. The pool hours are as follows:
Jun 12-16 – School groups only
Jun 17/ 18 – Open Swim 12 – 8pm
Jun 19-23 – School groups only
Jun 24/25 – Open Swim 12 – 8pm
o June 24 is a Canada150 Swim – first 150 people swim for free!
Jun 26-29 – Schools only during the day, Open Swim 4 – 8pm
Jun 30-Sep 4 – Regular hours 12 – 8pm except stat holidays 1 – 7pm
The facility will be open to the public seven days a week from noon to 8 p.m. throughout the summer months. Admission fees are consistent with other City owned pools.