New Thompson Park Pool open for business

A new era began on Saturday as the new Thompson Park Pool debuted with a grand opening and formal ribbon-cutting ceremony. Gates opened to the public at 11 a.m.

“This project was highly anticipated and truly a collaboration between our city leaders and local community members. We had many members of our community help determine what this pool would look like and how it would best serve our city,” said City of Amarillo Director of Parks & Recreation Michael Kashuba. “I have no doubt that this pool will make our citizens proud and will serve our area well for many years to come.”

Highlights of the new Thompson Park Pool include: 

A zero-edge entry leisure pool with sun-shelf deck; dozens of deck side spray features; a lazy river with vortex pool; two run-out slides; a Party Pavilion; two pool-side basketball hoops and toddler water table and play features.

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Just a few reminders ffrom the city concerning the new pool:

✳This facility is clear or mesh bags only. No exceptions.

✳While we do not allow outside food or drink, keep in mind that the facility will have a water bottle filler onsite, so feel free to bring a clear water bottle with you. 

✳Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by someone 16 or older. No exceptions.

✳This is a family friendly facility. To provide a quality experience for all, we ask that patrons dress, speak and act accordingly. 

Officials said the new Thompson Park Pool is one of the largest public pools of its kind in the Texas Panhandle. 

The original Thompson Park Pool opened its doors in 1931. Following multiple repair and renovation projects through the decades, the pool was closed due to structural issues in December 2018.

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