Free passes available for active volunteer firefighters and EMTs
PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Parks Department today announced that individual, family and senior pool passes for the 2012 season will be available for purchase at the Boyce, North, South and Settlers Cabin administrative offices and pools beginning May 25th.
The fees for County pool passes are $60 for an individual; $110 for a family of four (two parents and two children or one parent and three children) and $15 for each additional family member; $30 for seniors 60 years of age and older; and, $20 to replace a lost or stolen pass.
Each family member must be present at the time of application in order to receive their individual photo identification pass. Proper proof of identification (driver’s license photo ID and/or PA identification card) and proof of Allegheny County residency must be provided at time of application. Full payment must be also be made at the time of application; only cash or check are accepted.
Photo identification passes provide free access to all County swimming facilities, Monday through Friday, except for Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. County pools will be open from June 2nd through September 3rd from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily, weather and conditions permitting. If a pool does not open by 2 p.m. due to inclement weather, it will remain closed for the remainder of the day.
Daily admission rates are $1 for children aged 0-5, $3 for youth aged 6-12 and seniors aged 60 and older, $4 for juniors aged 13-17 and $5 for adults. Group discounts (20 person minimum, 24 hour notice) and gift certificates are also available.
Spray parks at Deer Lakes Park and Round Hill Park are open from 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week, and are free of charge.
The Parks Department also reminds active, volunteer firefighters and volunteer emergency medical technicians that they are entitled to free season passes to County pools through the 2012 Volunteer Firefighter & EMT Park Pass Program. Created in 2009 by the County Executive and County Council, the Program is a way to thank those who voluntarily protect and serve the residents of Allegheny County. To benefit, eligible volunteers must submit an application to the Parks Department. For information on submitting an application, volunteer firefighters and EMTs can call 412-350-2455, visit the Parks Department at 211 County Office Building, 542 Forbes Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or learn more at Park Pass Program.
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