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Kingman Parks & Rec kicks off summer with pool openings

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Matt Grimes enjoys a swim at Centennial Pool during a pool party held by Manzanita Elementary School last year.

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Matt Grimes enjoys a swim at Centennial Pool during a pool party held by Manzanita Elementary School last year.

KINGMAN - Area pools opened this weekend to help mark the unofficial start of summer.

Both the Centennial Park and the Grandview downtown pools opened Saturday and will be open today and Monday.

After that the pools will be open on a rotating basis, with Grandview pool open for public use Monday through Saturdays, while Centennial pool will be open Sunday through Friday.

That staggered schedule allows the city to save money while at the same time leaving room for swim meets and other events, the city's Parks and Recreation Department said.

Admission fees have changed from last year after the City Council approved rate increases for many city-sponsored activities. The cost for students 17 and under is now $1.50, up from $1, and adults are $2, up from $1.75.

Family summer passes are available for $80, up from $70 last year, and individual passes are $50, up from $45.

July 4 has been designated a free "splash day" for both pools.

Other summer events sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department include:

• The Float-In Movie at Centennial Pool on June 18. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., movie starts at 8:45 p.m. $2 for those 18 and over, $1 for kids.

• Family Outdoor Bingo Night at Centennial Park on June 22. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., bingo runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $4 per person.

• Family Fun Carnival and Movie Night at Centennial Park on July 23. Activities, including 25-cent carnival games, clowns and crafts, run from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Movie starts around 8:45 p.m. Free.

• Summer Movies in the Park at Centennial Park July 23 and Aug. 6. Movie starts around 8:45 p.m. Free.

• The 33rd Annual Mighty Mud Mania at Firefighter's Park Aug. 4. Navigate a messy obstacle course in various age divisions.

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