Outdoor Pools Open, City Offices Closed for Memorial Day

City pools open Saturday; city offices closed Monday for Memorial Day.

The City’s outdoor swimming pools will open this weekend, coinciding with an extended break for many city employees as City of Knoxville offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Ed Cothren Pool at Malcolm-Martin Park (1737 Reynolds Street) and Inskip Pool at Inskip Park (4204 Bruhin Road) will start their season on Saturday, May 25. Operating hours for both pools are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. After Knox County Schools resume, the pool hours will switch to weekends only, with the final day of the season being Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, 2024.

Admission fees are $3 for Ed Cothren Pool and $4 for Inskip Pool. Discounts are available for groups of ten or more, Splash Pass holders, and seniors participating in Silver Sneakers, Silver & Fit, or Renew Active programs.

While the outdoor pools will be open on Memorial Day, City of Knoxville offices will not. This closure includes the 311 Center for Service Innovation, which manages the 311 and 211 phone numbers. Residents are encouraged to use the My Knoxville app to report issues to 311 or the online chatbot to find social services.

The City’s Solid Waste Facility at 1033 Elm St. will be closed from Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27, and will resume normal operations on Tuesday, May 28.

Waste Connections will maintain its regular residential garbage and recycling routes on Monday, May 27. Downtown trash and recyclables will also be collected as per the usual schedule during the holiday weekend.

The City’s five recycling drop-off centers will be open on May 27, but the Goodwill attendant will not be available to receive household goods donations.

Knoxville Area Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday, May 27.

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