The City of Hazelwood’s White Birch Bay Aquatic Center will be the place to be for fun in the sun this summer in North St. Louis County. Opening day for this facility is Sat., May 27th. Daily operating hours are from Noon to 6 p.m.
For the Aquatic Center to open, the temperature must reach 75 degrees before Noon. After 4 p.m., the facility will close if the temperature drops below 75 degrees. On the days when the City’s swim team has a home meet, the pools close early at 5 p.m. At the end of summer, White Birch Bay will close for the season on Mon., Sept. 4, at 5 p.m. In August, when Hazelwood schools are back in session, the facility will only be open on weekends (Sat. & Sun.).
The prices for daily admission and season passes are the same as last year. “For the past several years, we’ve been holding the line on prices to ensure our residents get the most bang for the bucks they spend on summer fun,” Hazelwood Parks & Recreation Superintendent Doug Littlefield said. “It’s the best value around to bring the whole family for a cool day of splashing around in the hot sun.”
|Child, (Ages 4-15)||$ 5.00||$10.00|
|Sr. Citizens (Ages 55+)||$ 5.00||$12.00|
|Adults, (Ages 16-54)||$ 6.00||$12.00|
|Family (Up to 4 people)||$180.00||$275.00|
|$45 for each additional
|REDUCED RATE||$ 50.00||$ 95.00|
|STARTING JULY 9TH||$115.00||$180.00|
The amenities offered at Hazelwood’s White Birch Bay Aquatic Center are second to none when compared to other municipal water parks. Not many places can boast about having two lightning fast water slides, one for tubing and the other for body surfing. The facility also has a one-of-a-kind, 360 degree bubble slide that kids can climb and bounce off into the water. In addition, it provides a 600-ft. lazy river that generates waves, a giant bucket that dumps hundreds of gallons of water over a colorful play structure, and a little tot wave pool with spray features and a shark slide. For those who like to lap swim and dive into the pool, the Aquatic Center has a 25-meter competition pool, known as the “Shark Tank” which has two diving boards. Plus, the facility has a full-service concession stand that serves hot food, cold treats and refreshing beverages.
Several new programs are being offered for both residents and non-residents at White Birch Bay. One of them is River Walking, a 12-session water exercise program that meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 12 to July 19, starting at 6:15 p.m. Another water fitness program is called Aqua Boot Camp which runs for 12 sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 12 to July 19, starting at 7:15 p.m.
We also have fun events for teens, adults and pooches. The facility continues its Bash at the Bay Teen Night program for young people, ages 13-17, on June 16 and July 14 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Plus, there’s a new Hot Summer Night-Adult Swim event offered on July 7th for people, ages 21 and over, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. For those who wish to swim with their pooches, Hazelwood is offering a Dog’s Day at the Pool on Sept. 5th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. More information on each of these summer programs can be found in the Parks & Recreation Activity Guide, Summer 2017 issue.
In addition, White Birch Bay is available for private celebrations such as children’s birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions and employee appreciation events. All Aquatic Center reservations require a $75 damage deposit to secure a date. The remaining balance is due 10 days prior to the reservation date. For details about room/facility rentals at White Birch Bay, check the Parks & Recreation Activity Guide or call (314) 731-0980.