• November 28, 2014

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Posted: Sunday, June 8, 2014 4:30 am

School’s out and Central Texas pools are open and ready for summer fun.

The Family Aquatic Center, which includes four water slides, 10,000 square feet of connecting pools, a lap pool, pavilions and several spray features, is open daily at Lions Club Park, 1700 E. Stan Schlueter Loop in Killeen.

Hours of operation are from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Daily admission is free for children 3 and younger, $5 for children ages 4 to 16 and senior citizens ages 55 and older, and $7 for adults ages 17 to 54. Season passes are available.

The Long Branch Park Pool is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. It’s at 1101 Branch Drive. There’s also a splash pad in the park.

The Pershing Park Pool is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays through Sundays at

1125 Bonnie Drive near Pershing Park Elementary School.

Daily pool admission at both facilities is free for children 3 and younger, $2 for children ages 4 to 16 and senior citizens ages 55 and older, and $3 for adults ages 17 to 54. Season passes are available.

All pool facilities may be rented for private and special events and swimming lessons are offered throughout the summer. Call 254-501-6537 or go to killeentexas.gov.

In Harker Heights, residents can swim at Carl Levin Park’s pool at 400 Miller’s Crossing. For hours and information about swimming lessons, call 254-953-1300.

The YMCA also operates a splash pad at 901 S. Ann Blvd. in Harker Heights. It’s open daily and features zero-depth fun for all ages. Call 254-634-5445.

In Copperas Cove, City Park Pool will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays starting Monday, with family swim nights from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Swim lessons also are available. The pool is at 1206 W. Avenue B.

South Park Pool at 2602 Dennis Drive also is open from 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The pool includes a splash pad.

Call 254-542-2719 or go to www.copperascovetx.gov.

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