The swimming pool at Shamel Park is now open and available for use. The pool is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00 t0 5:00 p.m. From Saturday, August 6, through Sunday, September 4, it will be open Saturday and Sunday afternoons (and also Labor Day, September 5). Kids younger than 18 are free; the adult use fee is $5.00.
Shamel pool has been closed for some time, and there was some question about whether it would re-open at all. Thankfully, County Parks and Recreation—with some input from Cambria families—decided to undertake the repairs. These repairs involved fixing leaks, re-lining the pool, and upgrading some of the facilities.
Shamel Park is one of the truly valuable facilities in the Cambria area. The park almost always is busy on weekends with family play, barbecues, games, and sometimes, music. For more information about County parks and Shamel Park in particular, visit the website at: slocountyparks.com.