July 4th is this weekend and with coronavirus and travel concerns, many people are staying close to home. The weather is going to be good with temperatures in the lower 80's and only a slight chance of rain.

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So what does that mean for the public swimming pools in the Southern Tier? Binghamton is going to open three of their swimming pools but there will be restrictions.

The pools at Cheri Lindsey Memorial Park, Recreation Park, and Southside Park will be open beginning this Saturday, July 4th but the locker rooms will remain closed. The good news is that admission to the pools will be free but it will be operating at 50 percent capacity.

Cheri Lindsey Memorial Park pool - 120 swimmers

Recreation Park pool - 102 swimmers

Southside Park pool - 91 swimmers

It will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and the locations will follow the new rules that have been given to them. There will be two monitors on duty at each pool and they will help to enforce the pool rules. Kids under 7 years of age have to be accompanied by an adult.

If you are in the fenced-in area of the pool, then you have to be in the water. The spray pad at Columbus Park will open beginning on Saturday, July 4th, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Unfortunately, the MacArthur Park and Fairview Park pools will not open this weekend and will remain closed for the summer.

[City of Binghamton Mayor's Office]