Pools in the Omaha area are open in the summer

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – It’s the unofficial start of summer: Public pools around metro Omaha are open for the season.

Whether you want to catch some rays, cool off, learn to swim or let the kids splash around, the city’s pools have several different amenities.

Elmwood, Miller and Roanoke pools have splash areas. Cryer, Elkhorn, Karen and Spring Lake have children’s pools; Gallagher, Hanscom, Miller and Zorinsky pools are equipped for small children.

Cryer, Elkhorn, Elmwood, Gallagher, Karen, Miller, Oak Heights and Zorinsky have slides for all ages. Big kids and adults will enjoy diving at most pools; all but Hanscom, Karen, Miller, and Zorinsky have them.

Hanscom and Zorinsky do not offer swimming lessons, but the rest do. Montclair and Mockingbird Indoor Pools also offer adult and senior passes available for purchase online for $200 and $175, respectively.

Cryer, Camelot, Hanscom and Karen pools opened on Friday. The rest opened Monday, with the exception of Hitchcock Pool, which will remain closed this season.

Punch books can be purchased online. Prices start at $70 for 20 pool visits, excluding common grounds, with no expiration date.

Other passes — for children, adults, seniors and groups — are good for the season and range in price from $100 to $200 if purchased online and up to $225 purchased onsite.