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Lexington, Kentucky, Parks and Recreation Pools Now Accept Credit Cards

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Just in time for summer, all of Lexington’s Parks and Recreation aquatic centers and pools now accept debit/credit cards. Pool patrons may pay admissions and concessions with any major credit card.

“Our aquatic centers and pools are a fun and affordable way to cool off on a hot summer day,” Mayor Jim Gray said. “Now with the option of paying for admission and concession stand snacks with the quick swipe of a credit card, we’re making it easier and more convenient for families to enjoy their experience.”

The City’s Division of Parks & Recreation partnered with Kentucky Interactive, LLC., a subsidiary of NIC, to establish a secure payment system at Lexington’s seven public aquatic facilities. The project included equipping each pool location with new computers and Internet connectivity for credit card processing.

“We continue to strive for customer satisfaction at our aquatic facilities and consider the credit card payment system a major step forward for the citizens of Lexington,” said Brian Rogers, Deputy Director of Enterprise at Parks & Recreation. “We appreciate the support of Kentucky Interactive in helping launch the project.”

Lexington’s annual Poolapalooza event will kick off the aquatic season from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at the Southland Aquatic Center. “Admission to Poolapalooza is free, and we encourage patrons to try the credit card service at the concession stand with selections from the Better Bites menu,” Rogers added.

The City’s four aquatic centers – Castlewood, Southland, Tates Creek and Woodland – will open Saturday, May 23. Neighborhood pools – Douglass, Shillito and Picadome – open for the season on Saturday, May 30. Check the Parks & Recreation aquatics webpage for information on hours and admission prices.

About Lexington Parks and Recreation

Lexington Parks and Recreation’s mission is to provide high quality park land, facilities, open space and to efficiently facilitate programs, events and services, promote wellness and quality of life for all.

The division operates four aquatic centers and three neighborhood pools located throughout the city.

About Kentucky Interactive

Frankfort-based Kentucky Interactive provides a secure, mobile-friendly platform that allows government agencies of any size to conduct business online and improve public access to information. Kentucky Interactive is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ:EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV) is the nation’s leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company’s innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” five times, most recently ranked at No. 11 (2013), and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at

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