(July 24, 2020) The Outdoor Water Park at the Frisco Athletic Center (FAC) will open next week with limited hours and operations. Beginning Monday, July 27, the park’s two play structures – The Fort and the Squirt Station – will be ready to make a splash. All slides and the ‘lazy river’ will remain closed at this time.
With safety in mind, hours of limited operation will be Monday – Friday. Two different, two-hour sessions will be offered: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Swimmers must reserve a time block using Waitwhile, which is the same system used for fitness reservations inside the FAC.
Participants will also be limited to 50 people, per time session, which includes adults.
“Our patrons’ safety is our top priority,” said Shannon Coates, Director of Parks and Recreation. “We’ve consulted with the Governor’s office and our city’s medical director to develop our plan for opening this popular water park. We want everyone to have fun playing, but we also want to remind everyone to respect each other’s space and play safely.”
Face coverings are not required while in a swimming pool, under the Governor’s order; however, anyone 10 and older must wear a face covering whenever it’s not feasible to maintain six-feet of distance from someone not in the same household.
The lagoon pool will be reserved for swim lessons, which will also be offered soon at PlayFrisco.org/FAC. Registration is required.
“We hope to expand operations if we’re successful with this phase,” said Coates. “This will serve as an extension of our spray parks, which have been open since June 5. It also allows us to offer swim lessons in a controlled environment, which is so important because water safety is one of our priorities.”