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Concerts In Park Postponed, Swimming Pool To Open
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Whiskey Skulls, a Modesto/Oakdale band, plays at one of last year’s concerts in Jacob Myers Park. Although the music was scheduled to return again this summer, the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders have caused the city to postpone the events to September. Ric McGinnis/The News
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Lifeguards should be back in place at Riverbank’s Community Pool starting on Monday, June 29, according to Recreation Supervisor Julia Petit. Social distancing protocols will require limited capacity and pre-registration for swimming at the Recreation Department’s website. Ric McGinnis/The News

The sounds of music in Jacob Myers Park have been missing this month, but should return soon, according to city Parks and Recreation officials.

Hosted last year in the middle of the park, with bands like Whiskey Skulls, from Modesto/Oakdale, with their home grown rock and roll and blues, with a metal edge and southern flavor, performed each Friday during June.

The concerts had been scheduled to return this month by Parks & Rec, but the effects of dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak have forced them to put off the events, at least until September.

More information can be found on the city’s website,, the Recreation Department’s Facebook page, or by calling 863-7150.

And while the concerts won’t return just yet, officials with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department this week announced that it will be opening the Community Swimming Pool for lessons and recreational swimming.

Recreation Supervisor Julia Petit said the facility will open beginning on Monday, June 29, with limited capacity.

The recreational swim hours will be on Monday through Thursday, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

On Saturdays and Sundays, the pool will be open from noon to 4 p.m.

Swimmers are asked to register at the Parks & Rec web site: Swimming cost is $2 per person. For more information, contact the office at 209-863-7150.

Petit said that they are also working on continuing the free Movies in the Park at Jacob Myers Park tentatively for July 18, with a showing of Frozen 2, and Jumanji: The Next Level is hopefully set for Aug. 15.

Social distancing protocols are being worked out.