Residents are invited to join Ward 1 Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian at 10 a.m. Friday, June 27, for the grand opening of the new Garside Pool at 250 S. Torrey Pines Drive, adjacent to Garside Junior High School at Elton Avenue. The heated new pool is located between the school’s tennis and basketball courts and Torrey Pines Drive, replacing the original Garside Pool that was built in 1968 at 300 S. Torrey Pines Drive. Opening swimming will be available from immediately after the ceremony to 5 p.m. June 27, and will be free to the public opening day only. See the flier.
“At last, we are ready to open the new Garside Pool!” said Councilwoman Tarkanian. “It’s been a year since the groundbreaking and now we have a wonderful new pool with so many features. I encourage the entire community to come and enjoy what has been built.”
The new aquatic facility features a zero-depth play area with play structures and slide; seven on-deck shade structures; a four-lane lap pool with a one-meter diving board; two 19-foot-high water slides; locker rooms, showers, landscaping, an entry plaza and a shark bike rack. The entry plaza includes a splash pad water feature. The eroded fossil-themed facility also includes an ichthyosaur fossil mosaic made from recycled glass in the pool floor.
The new facility is located on 1.4 acres that formerly was Clark County School District property, exchanged in a land swap with the district for basketball courts at Craigin Park, adjacent to Hyde Park Middle School. The new pool can accommodate 600 people.
Once open, pool hours for open swimming will be Monday-Friday, noon to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Daily use fees will be $1 for ages 4-17; $2 for ages 18-49; $1.50 for ages 50+; and free for ages 0-3. All-summer pool passes (valid through Labor Day) cost $40 individual, $60 for a family of up to 8 people, and $30 for an adult age 50+. The new pool also will offer swimming lessons for all ages, and water sports teams in synchronized swimming, diving, competitive swimming and water polo for ages 6-17. Call 702-229-6393 or 229-6309 for more information and registration.
The pool project came in under the $8.1 million budget, funded by previous park bonds and the city of Las Vegas general fund. Core Construction Services of Nevada, Inc. built the facility, which was designed by Craig S. Galati of LGA Architects. The city of Las Vegas managed the project.