Lufkin public pool reopens to offer summer cool down - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Lufkin public pool reopens to offer summer cool down

Jones Park Pool is reopening and is the only free pool in Lufkin. Jones Park Pool is reopening and is the only free pool in Lufkin.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

It was closed after an attack on lifeguards but one community pool is getting a second chance.

This Monday, just in time to escape this miserable heat,  the City of Lukfin is opening Jones Park Pool  to swimmers.

A ceremony at 1 o'clock is expected to draw a large crowds.

["I'm just about as excited as the kids are to have somewhere to go and swim and to have fun and let the community come together as one and to fellowship," said Robert Shankle, city councilman.

This is the only free community pool in the Lufkin, so Shankle hopes this will keep kids out of trouble.

Jones Pool will be open from 2  to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Copyright 2011 KTRE. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by Frankly