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Summer 2016 At Azionaqua
Summers in the Northside are generally tolerable, but Indiana residents will tell you it can still get pretty hot. While Central Indiana residents may have their own pools to cool off on the hotter days of summer, many do not. Fortunately, there are many great membership pools in the Indianapolis area. Zionsville residents flock to Azionaqua, in particular, each and every year to cool off.
Virgil Knapp, Herman Gettle and Henry Beard, three members of the Masonic Lodge, are credited with creating discussion in the Town of Zionsville for a swimming facility. These three men wanted the town to have a safe place where children could learn to swim. It would take a few years, but, by the start of spring 1960, the three men, along with a few other members of the community, had 500 charter members for the planned pool. The pool would open later that year on August 6th, and it has been open during the summer months ever since.
Summer 2016 Schedule
Azionaqua opened on May 28th this year, and it will be open every day until Monday, September 5th. Mondays through Thursdays, Azionaqua’s main pool is open between 12:00pm and 8:00pm. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Azionaqua opens at 10:00am, and it closes at 8:30pm. The Junior Pool opens at 10:00am every day. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays it closes at 8:30pm. Every other day of the week, it closes at 8:00pm. During the summer, between the hours of 12:00pm and 5:00pm, music will be playing from speakers around the pool area.
There are a number of packages available for Azionaqua membership. All membership packages require a one-time $199.00 application fee. Senior citizens and students do not have to pay this fee to join, however. Generally, families in Zionsville will choose the Basic Package. It allows unlimited entrance of two adults and all of their dependents for the summer of 2016. It is $375.00 in addition to the one-time $199.00 application fee. Families without children can consider the 2-In-Household Package. It provides summer entry to any two family members. It costs $195.00 in addition to the application fee.
Azionaqua hosts a number of great events throughout the summer. The 4th of July Party is one of the more popular events during the summer. There are special activities, games and prizes provided by Azionaqua throughout the entire day. Azionaqua’s Teen Nights are designed for kids in middle and high school. Members can attend Teen Night for $5.00, while non-members can attend for $7.00. Throughout the summer, Teen Night has special activities like water polo and bonfires.