ANNOUNCEMENT: The Jones Park pool opening is delayed due to an unforeseen staffing issue. Unfortunately, the City is experiencing a shortage of lifeguards as seen by other pools nationwide. We will continue our recruitment efforts and will announce an opening date when available.


The City of Lufkin is happy to announce the opening of Jones Park pool early next month.

The pool will open at 10:30 a.m. June 9 with a ceremony and free hotdog lunch, according to Lufkin Parks & Recreation Director Rudy Flores.

“Our team has diligently worked on the maintenance and staffing of the pool for several months, and we are now glad to see all of the hard work has paid off,” Flores said. “The grandest reward will be all the children's smiling faces when they jump in the pool for the first time this season.”

This is the first time the pool has been able to open in several years due to a shortage of lifeguards and COVID-19. Lufkin City Councilman Robert Shankle said he is proud to see this dream become a reality.

“I would like to thank everyone who was involved in making this happen especially city officials, administration and the Boys and Girls Club,” Shankle said. “Giving these kids an opportunity to do something free, safe and fun is going to change some lives this summer.”

Pool hours will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 9 to Aug. 5.

Pool rules and more information is available at