Summer vacation is here, and children and adults in South
Tulsa, Bixby, Jenks and Glenpool are looking to stay cool
in area pools.
There are several options available to them.
The Tulsa County Park Department operates both the Bixby
Community Pool, located on the Bixby High School campus
at Riverview Street and Stadium Road, and the LaFortune
Pool at 5501 S. Yale Ave. in LaFortune Park.
Admission to both pools is $2 for adults, $1.50 for children
ages 7-12 and 75 cents for children 6 and under with a paid
swimming adult age 18 or older. Senior citizens are admitted
The pools are open from 1-6:30 p.m. daily. They are closed
Discount swim cards good for a 20 percent discount on general
admission are available. A variety of swim lessons and aquatic
programs are offered, including water aerobics and scuba
The Daily Family YMCA in Bixby opens its indoor pool to
its members and to the community year round. Non-members
may purchase a guest pass daily for $5 for adults 18 and
over, $3.50 for children ages 5-17 or $10 for a family.
The pool schedule changes daily. For hours of operation,
call the YMCA at 369-9622.
Jenks swimmers may splash around in the Jenks Municipal
Pool located in Central Park on the corner of Main and Elm
streets. The pool is open from noon to 6 p.m. daily except
Mondays. The cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children under
Park Plaza South of Tulsa Inc., 7014 E. 69th St., sells
pool memberships. Membership is full except for residents
of Park Plaza South, who pay $240 per family. The pool will
remain open through Labor Day. The operating hours are 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-9 p.m. on Sunday.
There is a separate baby pool.
Candlewood Club, 6600 S. Birmingham Ave., has two outdoor
pools. Families may pay $60 to join the club, and dues are
$240 per year.
Pool hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday and 1-8 p.m. Sunday.
The Tulsa Jewish Community Center, 2021 E. 71st St., offers
pool memberships for $200 for June, July and August. The
facilities include a protected baby pool and a 25-meter
regular pool with diving. The center offers both private
and group swim lessons. The pools are open Memorial Day
through Labor Day. Operating hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday
through Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Shadow Mountain Racquet Club, 7500 E. 61st St., offers summer
memberships for $350 for families and $250 for individuals.
The summer memberships are valid from Memorial Day to Labor
The memberships include access to all of the club's facilities
including the pool, the children's wading pool, the tennis
courts, the fitness center, the nursery and the steam room.
The pool is open from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through
Tulsa Southern Tennis Club, 3030 E. 91st St., offers family
swimming memberships for $250 for Memorial Day through Labor
For $100 a month, families may join and have access to the
entire club, which includes tennis, basketball, aerobics
and Nautilus equipment. Pool hours are noon to 8 p.m. seven
days a week.
Forest Creek Swimming Club at 8255 S. Oswego Ave. is accepting
members for the 1994 summer swimming season. The club includes
a swimming pool, a diving pool, a snack bar and men's and
women's dressing rooms.
Memberships cost $225 per family, $150 per couple or $100
for a single person. A sustaining membership of $50 pays
for eight family visits. Pool hours are 12:30-8 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday and 1:30-8 p.m. on Sunday. The pool is
closed on Mondays.
For more information, call Kevin at 481-0177 or Patty at