As the DCNR prepares for the beginning of the summer swimming season throughout the state, officials say the French Creek Pool will be one of few to be closed this season.
Fifteen state parks have pools for the public to enjoy starting Saturday, May 29. They are typically open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.
DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn noted this year that construction projects and the ability to hire lifeguards has impacted schedules for several parks, including locally at French Creek.
Due to construction, the French Creek State Park pool will remain closed for the entire 2021 season.
Dunn also noted that DCNR is expanding its program offering visitors free sunscreen at state parks. At French Creek, sunscreen will be available at the playground area.
State wide, the program now has the potential to reach approximately one million visitors at 22 state parks.
For this fifth year, all park costs are covered by the Department of Health’s Cancer Fund, in conjuction with Impact Melanoma, with each park receiving two pole-mounted, battery-operated dispensers, supplying 30+ SPF BrightGuard sunscreen applications.