MIAMI COUNTY — Miami County residents can rest assured that their summer will go swimmingly as local pools open for the summer. Both the Troy Aquatic Park and Piqua Municipal Swimming Pool open today, while the Tippecanoe Family Aquatic Center opens Thursday, June 1.
When summer gets hotter, swimmers flock to the pool to cool off and see friends, according to pool managers.
“Attendance is up to Mother Nature,” said Troy Assistant Director of Recreation Carrie Slater. “If the weather is hot and humid, and there is little rain, attendance will be way up.”
As weather can be unpredictable, the Tippecanoe Family Aquatic Center will not be open if the weather is cooler than 72 degrees Fahrenheit. The Piqua Municipal Swimming Pool and Troy Aquatic Park also close when the temperature is less than 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
“The good news is that after a weekend of showers, Memorial Day will be partly cloudy with highs in the mid-70s,” said James Gibson, a meteorologist for The National Weather Service. “It will be very nice weather for swimming.”
The Troy Aquatic Park, 460 W. Staunton Drive, features two giant slides, a drop slide and an interactive water play set. The Piqua Municipal Swimming Pool, 1421 South St., includes a baby pool, a 150-foot water slide and family nights. The Tippecanoe Family Aquatic Center, 225 Parkwood Drive, has diving boards, two water slides and three pools for guests to enjoy.
Shelby Campbell is a writer for Troy High School’s Trojan Tempo and an intern for the Troy Daily News and Piqua Daily Call. She will begin journalism school at Ohio University in the fall.