City of Richardson officials announced the summer schedule for the city’s neighborhood swimming pools May 17.

The four neighborhood pools will have modified opening hours because of a shortage of lifeguards, Richardson officials said. The neighborhood pools at Canyon Creek, Cottonwood, Glenville and Terrace 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 officials said the decision will be dependent on available recruitment of lifeguards to safely open the facility, which is located at 709 W. Arapaho Road.

After June 4, the Canyon Creek swimming pool will be open 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. Saturday and Sunday 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. Saturday and Sunday.

The city also modified its pool hours during the summer of 2021 to four days a week.

Both the Canyon Creek and Glenville swimming pools plan to close for the summer Aug. 14. The Cottonwood and Terrace pools plan to switch to Fridays and Saturdays only starting Aug. 15 before closing for the season Aug. 28.

City officials said the limited hours will allow pools to be fully staffed 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 officials. Season passes to all four neighborhood pools are available for $30 per resident, or $100 per family. Nonresident neighborhood pool passes are also available for $40.

In May, the city of Richardson offered extra incentives and referral bonuses to aid in recruiting new lifeguards. Despite these incentives, Richardson Parks and Recreation Department officials said in a statement it has only half of the staff 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