Richardson | May 2022


Richardson’s Glenville Pool, which is located at 500 S. Glenville Drive, is one of four Richardson pools scheduled to open for the summer June 4.


City limiting pool hours; decision on aquatic center still to come


will be open from 1-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. The Glenville swimming pool will be open from 1-8 p.m. Wednesdays-Mondays for the summer. The Cottonwood swimming pool will be open from 1-6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays as well as 1-8 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays after June 4. The Terrace swimming pool will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays and Fridays, and 1-8 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays. The city also modied its pool hours last summer to four days a week. Both the Canyon Creek and Glenville swimming pools will close for the summer Aug. 14. The Cotton- wood and Terrace pools will switch to Fridays and Saturdays only starting Aug. 15 before closing for the season Aug. 28. City ocials said the limited hours will allow pools to be fully staed when they are open to

ensure the safety of swimmers. When a pool is closed, a sign will be placed outside the gates directing people to the nearest open pool. The daily entrance fee for each of the pools is $2, with children age 3 and under getting in for free, according to city ocials. Season passes to all four neighborhood pools are available for $30 per resi- dent, or $100 per family. Nonresident neighborhood pool passes are also available for $40. In May, the city of Richardson oered extra incentives and referral bonuses to aid in recruiting new lifeguards. Despite these incentives, Richardson Parks and Recreation Department ocials said in a statement it has only half of the sta needed to open all facilities. To complete an application and learn more about the incentives, visit For more information on the city’s aquatics program, visit

City of Richardson ocials announced the sum- mer schedule for the city’s neighborhood swimming pools May 17. The four neighborhood pools will have modied opening hours because of a shortage of lifeguards, Richardson ocials said. The neighborhood pools at Canyon Creek, Cottonwood, Glenville and Ter- race will each be open six days a week starting June 4. In addition, the Cottonwood and Glenville pools will be open May 28-30 for Memorial Day weekend. A decision on whether to open the Heights Family Aquatic Center for the summer swim season is scheduled to be made by June 15. City ocials said the decision will be dependent on available recruit- ment of lifeguards to safely open the facility, which is located at 709 W. Arapaho Road. After June 4, the Canyon Creek swimming pool

Mosquito testing to continue through October

MOSQUITO CONTROL Richardson oers an interactive mosquito map under the "mosquito control" portion of its website that allows residents to nd out the latest test results in their area. The map divides the city into 12 mosquito management areas and oers weekly results for each of them.


spraying for mosquitoes this summer. However, the city could also decide to spray if a resident is diagnosed with the virus. The health department schedules West Nile virus spraying during overnight hours to limit exposure to people who may wish to avoid contact with the pesticide used to control mosquito populations, according to the newsletter. Spraying typically begins after 9 p.m. and ends by 4:30 a.m., with targeted neighbor- hoods being sprayed twice.

Apply insect repellent containing the chemical DEET or other eective repellents all day, every day, the health departments suggests. For those looking to protect their homes, the newsletter states resi- dents can apply commercially avail- able pesticides, according to their labels, to areas with shrubs, under raised decks and around storage areas that could harbor mosquitoes. For more information or to sign up for a mosquito spraying email list, visit

The Richardson Health Department began taking steps to combat the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses, such as West Nile virus, in April. The mosquito traps that were distributed in April will be monitored through the end of October for West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses, according to Richardson’s Environmental Resources Newsletter. If a trap tests positive for West Nile or some other mosquito-borne illness, the city has the option of


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