By Jonathan Williams
Times West Virginian
For many, Memorial Day weekend marks the real beginning of summer.
And nothing says summer like hitting the pool.
The 12th Street Park and Mannington pools and the East Marion Park Wave Pool open Saturday for the summer, offering families the chance to beat the heat and enjoy a day of fun in the water.
“We always try to open up on this holiday weekend, weather permitting,” said Calvin Todd, sports management director with Marion County Parks and Recreation Commission (MCPARC). MCPARC manages the pools at East Marion Park and 12th Street.