Changes to Summer 2021 Hours at Oak Ridge Pools

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (June 7, 2021) – A nationwide lifeguard shortage is impacting the hours City of Oak Ridge pools will be open this summer.

“Due to the lower number of lifeguards this year, there are not enough people to staff both pools for the same hours they were open in previous seasons,” Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Aquatics Manager Vonda Wooten said.

The indoor pool at the Civic Center will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Swim lessons are from 9 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Open lap is from 12:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Outdoor Pool is open for public swim Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m., Wednesday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Outdoor Pool will also be open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to noon for 100M lap swim.

As a reminder, areas of the Outdoor Pool may be closed at times depending on activities, attendance, and staffing. The kiddie pool remains closed this season for repairs. Private pool parties are not available. The pool schedule is subject to change due to weather, special events, and/or staffing.

For questions or more information, call the Recreation and Parks Department at (865) 425-3450 or visit