Bikes are scattered around the entrance to the pool from kids who drove themselves for the day on Monday. The chalkboard sign reminds guests of the newly installed $3 entrance fee if they aren’t on a family pass.
Harper Hancock, 10, leaps onto her blow up unicorn Patricia on Monday when kids were escaping from the 90°F+ heat at the Buffalo pool. The pool was originally scheduled to open on June 19th but moved up their opening date a week because of the high temperatures.
Ten-year-olds Joseph Southerland, left, and Charlie Lanker lay out on the concrete near the edge of the pool to dry off and warm up on the warm ground on Monday. Despite the more than 90° temperatures, the clouds brought in the occasional chill making the sidewalk the perfect warm up spot.
Grey Ruby, 10, curled up under a towel and on top of an intertube with sunglasses on during a swimming break on Monday. Despite the break, Ruby said the best part of coming to the pool was getting to swim.
With several days of record-breaking heat and temperatures generally rising, the pool decided to open a week early, offering a cool break from the hot air beginning last Saturday, June 12. Kids flocked to the gates, leaving bikes scattered around the entrance as they enjoyed a cool break from the heat. The Buffalo pool has instated an entrance fee in order to maintain and sustain the pool.