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Burke-Area Pools Gear Up for Memorial Day Opening

Residents still have time to purchase individual or family memberships for local pools.

Memorial Day is Monday, May 27, and some Burke-area pools will open for the season with open houses or other events to welcome old and new members.

Burke Centre Conservancy Pools

The Conservancy offers membership for five pools in the community. The pools open Memorial Day and operate 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday and close on Labor Day in September. Both residents and non-residents can purchase membershps 

Residents who are Conservancy members can purchase memberships at a discounted "Burke Centre Resident" rate of $65 for a single membership and $130 for a family membership through July 31.

Non-residents can purchase single memberships for $235 and $400 for family memberships through July 31.

To download an application and find late season rates for Burke Centre pools, visit www.burkecentreweb.com.

Cottontail Swim and Racquet Club

The Cottontail Swim and Racquet Club, located at 7000 Cottontail Court in Springfield, will host a open house Memorial Day weekend and open their facilities up for residents and guests to tour. The club serves communities in Burke and West Springfield.

According to their website, Cottontail's facility includes a six-lane, 25 meter pool that has a diving well with two meter boards. There is a shallow section for children, a wadding pool for toddlers and other features.

Cottontail offers two memberships, regular or "bonded", and associate or "annual" memberships. Bonded memberships are $385 and annual membershps are $425. There is a $25 application fee to process annual memberships.

To download an application and learn more about Cottontail's memberships, visit www.cottontailpool.com.

Burke Racquet and Swim Club

If Memorial Day is too late and you just have to get your swim on as soon as possible, there's also the Burke Racquet and Swim Club. Located at 6001 Burke Commons Road, the club offers a variety of memberships, including temporary memberships for the spring and summer season that range from $60 to $150. A fitness/swim membership is $57 fo an individual, $77 for a couple and $47 for a daytime membership. Those prices do not include the one-time initiation fees of $200 for an individual membership, $350 for a couple and $90 for a daytime membership.

The swimming pool is open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and closed 4-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and 3-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Visit www.burkeclub.com to learn more about the memberships offered at Burke Racquet and Swim Club.

Know of an area pool holding an open house on Memorial Day or opening this weekend? Let us know in the comments!

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