North Fulton pools start to reopen

Milton residents will have to pay more for programs at the Wills Park Pool in Alpharetta, and other locations in that city. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED AJC FILE PHOTO

Combined ShapeCaption
Milton residents will have to pay more for programs at the Wills Park Pool in Alpharetta, and other locations in that city. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED AJC FILE PHOTO

Milton City Pool reopened Saturday with state guidelines for social distancing in place. The Wills Park Pool is set to open in June.

Milton community pool is located at the former Milton Country Club at 1785 Dinsmore Road. The pool is open daily 11 a.m.-8 p.m. For safety measures, the city has reserved the hours of 11 a.m.-noon on Mondays-Wednesdays exclusively for people age 55 and over who prefer to swim with that age group.

The city will limit visitors allowed inside the fenced area at Milton’s community pool to 40 people, according to a city statement. The walk-in pool for babies and toddlers is limited to five people at a time.

Only two people at a time will be allowed in the bathrooms.

The pool deck will be wiped down and disinfected each night but ladders and railings at the pool will be cleaned every two hours, the statement said.

Other restrictions the city has laid out for pool use this summer:

  • Swim toys, inflatable devices, noodles, kickboards and rafts are not permitted, but gear to help swimmers float, such as vests or arm floats are permitted.
  • Anyone experiencing cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or muscle pain will not be able to enter.
  • The water fountain pool is closed.
  • Parties of 10 or more people are not allowed.

Admission is free to pool members, $5 for visitors. More information can be found on the Milton website.

Wills Park Pool

Wills Park Pool is scheduled to open noon-4 p.m. daily, starting June 15.

A limited number of people will be allowed into the pool area at one time. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own deck chairs. Seating will not be set out around the pool.

Social distancing requirements will be enforced, a statement said, but additional details were still being worked out on Monday.

The pool is located at 1815 Old Milton Parkway. General admission is $5 for residents, $8 for non-residents and payment will only be accepted by credit card. More information is available on the Alpharetta website.