The end of the school year next week and rising temperatures are sure signs that summer is approaching in Yakima. So, too, is the opening of Franklin Pool, 2102 Tieton Drive.

The roughly three-month-long 2018 summer season at the City of Yakima’s outdoor pool will officially begin when Franklin Pool opens its doors for the first time this year on Thursday, June 14th at 12:30 pm.  The pool will be open seven days a week from June 14th through August 25th.

Yakima Transit and Yakima Parks and Recreation are again teaming up to make it easier for swimmers to use Franklin Pool and Lions Pool this summer.

From June 14th through August 26th, paying to swim in one of Yakima’s two City-owned pools entitles the purchaser to a special Yakima Transit bus pass.  Bus service will be provided from Kissel Park every Thursday beginning at 12:30 pm and head to Franklin Pool. The bus will pick up passengers along Mead Avenue and 32nd Avenue eastbound.