By: Maria Rosa Higgins Fallon
Source: Miami’s Community Newspapers
The Venetian Pool, located at 2701 DeSoto Blvd., is welcoming back swimmers on the following schedule until Memorial Day: Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
All children must be at least 3 years old and 38 inches tall to enter. Daily admission rates are $4.75 for Coral Gables residents 3-12 years old and $10 for non-residents; $5.75 for Coral Gables residents 13 years and older and $15 for non-residents. Concession stands will be open for snacks and refreshments.
The Venetian Pool is an aquatic facility unlike any other in the country. It has been enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world, and is still one of the main tourist attractions for those visiting the City of Coral Gables.
The pool was created in 1923 from a coral rock quarry, where much of the original coral rock was used to border and further accentuate the pool. It also features two large historic lookout towers, with a view to the City Beautiful.