The weather predictions may call for cooler temperatures than normal here in Rome, GA for Memorial Day weekend, but the Northside Swim Center, 501 Kingston Avenue, plans to welcome swimmers for the first time in 2023 with its first open swim session on Saturday.

Lindsey Jones, who serves as the Special Services Manager for Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation, urges parents to bring their kids to swim at Northside over the holiday weekend. She adds that space is filling fast for pool rentals.

According to an RFPR release about the pool’s opening –

The pool will be open for open swim from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday until the end of July. Pool capacity is 150 people.

Pool rentals are available for Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. There are also two rental slots available on Sunday with the first running from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and the second running from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Pool rentals are handled on a first-come, first serve basis and the fee to rent the pool is based upon the number of people attending the party. Rentals are allowed to set up 15 minutes before their party starts but can’t enter the water until the party start time. Any rental over 100 people will need to have the date checked to confirm that there are enough lifeguards to cover it.

To inquire about pool rentals, please contact the office at 706.291.0766. Please note for rentals and pool admission, every person entering the pool deck counts against the number even if they don’t swim.

Admission for open swim is $5 per day and the pool only accepts cards. Large groups, day cares and camps wishing to swim need to contact Jim Alred by email at [email protected] to check availability.

The pool will be closed during inclement weather and there are no passes out or rain checks provided.

The Ridge Ferry Farmer’s Market is scheduled to return on Saturday, June 3rd.

Jones enthuses that it will offer homegrown vegetables and ‘a little bit of everything’.

Due to the city’s construction plans for the Farmer’s Market Pavilion at Ridge Ferry Park, the market will be set up next to the sand volleyball courts.

The market will be open each Wednesday and Saturday from June 3rd through September 30th. There is still room for more vendors; those interested should contact Lindsey Jones at [email protected].

Vendor fees are $10 per day, due upon arrival, and vendor spaces are first come, first serve.

For additional information about either the Ridge Ferry Farmers Market or the Northside Swim Center, visit