The municipal swimming pool, dedicated in October 2007 and opened in June of 2008, is known as the James A. Nelles Memorial Swimming Pool in honor of the longtime city employee and supervisor. Nelles, who died in 2006, was employed by the City for 64 years, 40 of which were as an employee and 24 as an elected city controller.
The expansive pool complex, all of which is fully handicap accessible, includes a wading pool, lap pool, large swimming pool, diving boards, water slides, fountains, and a number of water features. The attraction also includes dressing rooms and baby-changing facilities, picnic areas, a covered pavilion, sand volleyball court, tetherball court, and more. Snacks and beverages may also be purchased at the concession stand, both by pool patrons as well as by non-pool attendees who can order by way of an outside opening along the access road beside the pool.
The Oil City Water Department works diligently each year to provide all maintenance and operational support for the James A. Nelles Memorial Swimming Pool.
Location: 151 Park Avenue, Oil City
Daily Admission: $5.00 ($3 after 4 pm)
Opening Day: June 12, 2022
Closing Day: August 28, 2022
Hours: M-FNoon to 6 pm, Sat 11 am to 5 pm, Sun1 pm to 5 pm
If I pay for a pool pass online, how do I get the physical pass?
When a pool pass is purchased online, the physical pass may be picked up on-site at the pool's ticket window.
How can I pay for a pool pass with cash or a check?
If you wish to pay with cash or a check, you will need to make payment with the Utility Department at City Hall. After payment has been processed, you will be able to pick up your physical pass on-site at the pool's ticket window.
Can I bring my own chairs and a cooler with drinks/snacks?
Yes, the pool allows patrons to bring their own chairs, food, and drinks. Please note, alcoholic beverages and smoking will not be permitted at the pool.
Can I bring any inflatable pool toys or floats?
Inflatable pool toys and arm floaties are allowed in the baby pool but are not permitted in the main pool.
How do I rent a locker in the bathhouse?
Locker rental keys can be obtained from the pool manager's office.
At what age can my child swim at the pool without adult supervision?
Children aged 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the pool.
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