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Local pools, spraygrounds open Saturday

Temperature might not be at summer levels, but Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation will open its outdoor swimming pools and spraygrounds for the season Saturday.

In addition, most of the private swim clubs also will open their pools this weekend.

Forecasters say temperatures will be about 7 or 8 degrees below seasonal averages Saturday, but highs could reach 80 degrees by Monday.

County pools and spraygrounds will be open Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day weekend. In addition, the facilities open on weekdays beginning June 10. Pool admission is $1, and there is no charge to enjoy the spraygrounds.

Outdoor pools are Cordelia, 2100 North Davidson Street; and Double Oaks, 1200 Newland Road.

Spraygrounds are at: Cordelia Park, 2100 North Davidson Street; Latta Park, 601 East Park Avenue; Nevin Park, 6000 Statesville Road; and Veterans Park, 2136 Central Avenue.

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