Interactive guide

Here’s where to find a public swimming pool near you

Laurie Skrivan / St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Laurie Skrivan / St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Updated for 2022

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and most area public pools have opened for the season. The search for lifeguards is a little tougher this year, and some pools won't be opening due to those shortages.

Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags St. Louis this year opened a new multi-level, interactive area for kids called Adventure Cove. And Raging Rivers will open its new Mississippi Monster multiple-track tube slide this summer.

While you may have a favorite pool in your neighborhood or city, our pool guide covers only pool complexes that are open to nonresidents. Pools in places like the city of St. Louis are open but only to residents.

Look for a pool complex that suits your fancy, relax with a book poolside or take a plunge down a slide. We hope to ease your search for summer fun.

— Valerie Schremp Hahn, features reporter, vhahn@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis-area pools

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Name

Description

Admission

Opening date

Agnes Nolting Aquatic Complex

201 Aquatic Circle Drive, Washington, Mo.

This new and improved pool complex opened in the 2021 season with a new pool building, a splash pad, a zero-entry area with a water playground, a water climbing wall, an open flume slide and diving boards. The city kept the 1936 pool bathhouse for historical purposes.

Admission

$7 for ages 3 and older; pool cards start at $50

Opening date

May 28

Alligator's Creek Aquatic Center

403 Civic Park Drive, O'Fallon, Mo.

This park was renovated before the 2018 season and is twice its original size. The complex includes a new bathhouse and concession stand, an interactive water playground, a longer lazy river, three waterslides and a diving board. "No matter what you're interested in, there's something for everyone," city spokesperson Tom Drabelle said.

Admission

$7-$11

Opening date

May 28

Aquaport

2344 McKelvey Road, Maryland Heights

Plunge down the extreme bowl, slide down a flume, tube or racer slide, and play in the sprinklers, bubblers and fountains in the 8,000-square-foot pool. Concessions and a locker room are available. A FlowRider surfing feature was added in 2021, as well as updated family restrooms and concessions and Cardinals-themed additions to the kids area.

Admission

$4-$15, free for children 3 and under

Opening date

May 28

Arnold Recreation Center

1695 Missouri State Road, Arnold

The outdoor pool includes a whirlpool, lazy river, slides and a sprayground for the little ones. You can also pay to access the indoor pool, which includes a lazy river, vortex and play area for kids.

Admission

$5-6, free for children 4 and under

Opening date

May 30

Bangert Pool

275 South New Florissant Road, Florissant

Centered on a play structure, Bangert Pool also includes a spiral slide, tube slides, diving boards and lap lanes.

Admission

$4-$10, free for children 3 and under

Opening date

May 29

Blanchette Aquatic Facility

1900 Randolph Street, St. Charles

Limited to only residents of the 63301, 63303, 63304, 63373, 63376 and 63386 ZIP codes for the 2022 season due to shortage of lifeguards.

Admission

Opening date

Bridgeton Crossing

4201 Fee Fee Road, Bridgeton

This facility is a simple family acquatic center with two slides, two diving boards, an activity pool and a competition pool. There's also a water playground for plenty of splashing.

Admission

$5-$10, free for children 3 and under.

Opening date

May 28

Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center

16365 Lydia Hill Drive, Chesterfield

Float the lazy river, zip down the waterslides and dive into the competiton pool. For the smaller kids, there's a play area with a mini-slide. Includes a locker room and concessions. This pool is located at Chesterfield's Central Park.

Admission

$6-$9, free for children under 2

Opening date

May 28

Collinsville Aqua Park

10 Gateway Drive, Collinsville

There's something for everyone at this extravagant water park, which has seven water slides. Monsoon Mountain offers a 50-foot castle of slides, hoses, buckets and a 500-gallon water dump every five minutes. Float down the Crystal Creek lazy river, or take a break from the water to dig in Sand Castle Cove. There's also an aqua climb wall, leisure pool and lap pool.

Admission

$12-$23, free for children 2 and under

Opening date

May 28

Crestwood Aquatic Center

9245 Whitecliff Park Lane, Crestwood

This pool has something for every member of the family. There's a lazy river for carefree swimming and a climbing wall and lily pad challenge area for more adventurous play. It opens May 27 and will host a "splashtacular" with a band, food trucks and games from 5-7 p.m.

Admission

$1-$8, free for children 3 and under. Nonresidents must purchase an ID card for $10.

Opening date

May 27

Crystal City Municipal Park and Pool

1400 Dick Cook Drive, Crystal City

This pool includes a small slide, diving board and kiddie pool.

Admission

$3-$5, free for children 2 and under

Opening date

May 29

Dellwood Pool

10266 West Florissant Avenue, Dellwood

This pool is perfect for anyone seeking a large body of chlorinated water and not much else. There are a couple of simple tube slides, but aside from that, it's open water for swimming.

Admission

$4-$6

Opening date

tentatively first week in June

Freeburg Municipal Pool

504 Cemetery Road, Freeburg

This simple pool includes a slide, diving board, lap lanes and spray features for kids.

Admission

$3-$7, free for children 4 and under

Opening date

May 28

Heman Park Swimming Pool

7210 Olive Boulevard, University City

This no-frills facility includes a kiddie pool, shade structures, lap swimming areas and a waterslide.

Admission

$3-$6, free for children 2 and under, residents and non-residents must first purchase an ID card

Opening date

May 28

Highland Community Pool

2123 Park Street, Highland

Another simple pool, this aquatic center is great for older kids who want to put on their goggles and dive deep. A tall climbing wall allows for more active fun. In 2021, watch for special days for moms, dads, teachers and members of the military.

Admission

$2-$4, free for children 2 and under

Opening date

May 28

Kennedy Recreation Complex

6050 Wells Road, St. Louis County

This Olympic-size pool doesn't have any fancy slides or play structures, but it's perfect for swim lessons, lap swimming and swim groups. There's also a small baby pool and playground nearby to keep the little ones occupied.

Admission

$3-$4, free for children 3 and under

Opening date

Open on weekends as of June 17

Korte Recreation Center

1 Nagel Drive, Highland

This recreational center includes an indoor pool, fitness center, gymnasium, indoor walking track, concession area and day care.

Admission

$6-$8.50, free for children 2 and under

Opening date

Open year-round

Laurel Park Pool

3101 McClay Valley Boulevard, St. Peters

Located at Laurel Park, this pool features a large shallow-water area, a splash pad, a diving board, a large sunbathing area and two dedicated 25-meter lap lanes. Concessions are available.

Admission

$4-$7; free for children 2 and under

Opening date

May 28

Manchester Aquatic Center

359 Old Meramec Station Road, Ballwin

Located inside Schroeder Park, this facility includes a baby pool with a small slide and interactive features, an activity pool with slides, two vortex areas, a "current channel," and a competition pool with a diving board and drop slide. There are changing rooms and a concession stand. A climbing wall was built in 2021.

Admission

$6-$9, free for children 1 and under

Opening date

May 28

Marilyn Fox Building

16801 Baxter Rd, Chesterfield

This complex includes an indoor competition pool as well as an outdoor pool with open and closed, tube water slides, lap lanes, a climbing wall, and a zero depth area with a play structure for small children.

Admission

$16 per person, $25 for a family

Opening date

May 28

Mascoutah Swimming Pool

901 North Sixth Street, Mascoutah

Splash in the mushroom spray fountains, and stop at the snack bar on your visit to this community pool.

Admission

$3-$8, free for children 2 and under; cash or check only

Opening date

May 30

McNair Aquatic Facility

3100 Droste Road, St. Charles

Closed for the 2022 season due to shortage of lifeguards.

Admission

Opening date

Millstadt Swimming Pool and Splash Pad

305 West Parkview Drive, Millstadt

This basic pool includes lap lanes, a diving board and a splash pad and is located in the village park next to a playground.

Admission

$2-$8, free for children 1 and under

Opening date

May 28

North County Recreation Complex at Veterans Park

2577 Redman Road, St. Louis County

Enjoy an interactive play structure, a family otter slide, a lazy river, a drop slide, a diving board, a basketball/volleyball area, lap lanes, and a waterslide at this family-friendly facility.

Admission

$5-$6, free for children 3 and under

Opening date

May 28

North Pointe Aquatic Center

335 Holloway Road, Ballwin

Enjoy the lazy river, waterslides, diving boards, a rope swing, rock climbing wall, updated "bucket falls" and splash pads, or swim laps in the pool.

Admission

$5-$10, free for children 2 and under

Opening date

May 28

O'Fallon Memorial Pool

411 East Fifth Street, O'Fallon, Ill.

Located inside O'Fallon Community Park, this no-frills facility includes lap lanes, a diving board and a toddler pool.

Admission

$5-$8; free for children 3 and under

Opening date

May 28

Oak Valley Golf Course and Resort Waterpark

1230 Abbey Lane, Pevely

Operated by the Oak Valley Golf Course and Resort, this water park offers a swimming pool and waterslide. Families can enjoy the sun in lounge chairs after buying food from the snack bar or watching their children in the kiddie pool.

Admission

$8-9, free for children 2 and under

Opening date

May 30

Progress Park Pool

968 Meyer Road, Wentzville

Beat the heat with a diving board, lap lanes, a baby pool, a drop slide and a spiral waterslide. Locker room and concessions available.

Admission

$3.75-$8

Opening date

May 28-30, open daily starting June 1

Raging Rivers Water Park

100 Pallisades Parkway, Grafton

This family-run park offers body flumes, a lazy river, a wave pool, swirl pools, splash areas for smaller children and more, all with sweeping river views. A new Mississippi Monster waterslide is set to open in 2022. The slide has three enclosed chambers riders slide down before emerging for a final splash.

Admission

daily admission rate starts at $19.99, season pass starts at $59.99, free for children 2 and under

Opening date

May 28

Recreation Station Aquatic Center

111 South Geyer Road, Kirkwood

Relax in the lazy river, or watch the kids enjoy the interactive play structure. This center also offers two three-story slides and a 10-lane competition pool.

Admission

$5-$12, free for children 3 and under

Opening date

May 28

RiverChase Fenton

990 Horan Drive, Fenton

RiverChase has two outdoor pools and one indoor pool, each with slides and smaller water playgrounds for children. The indoor pool got a new surface and indoor playground in 2020. Starting on July 1, the facility will be renamed "RiverChase YMCA" and will be operated in partnership with the Gateway Region YMCA.

Admission

$4-$8, free for children 2 and under; fees may change after July 1

Opening date

May 28

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

4900 Six Flags Road, Eureka

Hurricane Harbor is the place for intense, roller coaster-like rides. Pilot a raft down six-story rapids on the Big Kahuna, raft down a 132-foot tunnel on the Tornado, or race your friends on the Wahoo Racer. New in 2022 is a revamped Adventure Cove, a new mult-level, interactive area for kids with water slides, a pirate ship and a giant, 30-foot bucket. Check out some of Six Flags' other attractions while you're there.

Admission

day passes start at $34.99, free for children 2 and under

Opening date

May 28

Splash at Wabash Aquatic Complex

501 North Florissant Road, Ferguson

Located at January-Wabash Park, this pool includes two large slides, a waterworks play area, a lazy river, whirlpool, lap lanes, diving board and concessions.

Admission

$2-$7, free for children 3 and under; residents must have resident ID card

Opening date

May 28

Splash Station Aquatic Center

1141 Peine Road, Wentzville

Keep cool on the spiral waterslide, lazy river, a deep diving well, a water playground for kids and a zero-entry pool. The center also includes a locker room and concessions.

Admission

$6.75-$10.25

Opening date

May 28-30, open daily starting June 1

St. Vincent Water Park

7335 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Louis County

Enjoy the water playground, open waterslide, a water play structure, a zero-entry area and two 25-yard lap swimming lanes.

Admission

$3-$4, free for children 3 and under

Opening date

May 29

Staenberg Family Complex

2 Millstone Campus Drive, Creve Coeur

This complex includes an indoor lap pool, an indoor recreational pool with slides and a children's area, an outdoor pool ideal for smaller children, and an outdoor pool with lap lanes, a huge curly-q slide, a diving board, tree swing and aqua climb wall.

Admission

$16 per person, $25 for a family

Opening date

May 28

Sunset Hills Aquatic Facility

12512 West Watson Road, Sunset Hills

You normally have to buy an ID card at the nearby Community Center before coming to this pool, which includes a lap pool, diving boards, lazy river and zero-entry area.

Admission

$9-$11, $25-$45 ID card required for non-residents

Opening date

May 27

The Cove at St. Peters

5200 Mexico Road, St. Peters

This newer pool provides activities to keep kids busy, plus areas for adults to relax. There are play features for active children and leisure pools for adults looking to unwind.

Admission

$6-$10, free for children 2 and under

Opening date

May 28

The Edge Aquatic Center

225 Kiefer Creek Road, Ellisville

This aquatic center, located at Bluebird Park, has all the necessities — lap pool, splash pool, infinity edge waterfall, and slide — without anything too flashy.

Admission

$3-$7, free for children 2 and under

Opening date

May 28

The Lodge Des Peres

1050 Des Peres Road, Des Peres

There are two outdoor pools, which include a lazy river, slides, a splash pad and a cool-water whirlpool. An indoor pool includes a wave pool and a flume slide.

Admission

$7-$10, free for children ages 2 and under.

Opening date

May 28

The Pavilion at Lemay

305 Gregg Road, St. Louis

Located inside Jefferson Barracks Park, this aquatic center includes a lazy river, waterslide, diving board, diving platform, climbing wall, lap lanes and party room.

Admission

$5-$6, free for children 3 and under

Opening date

May 28

The Timbers of Eureka

1 Coffey Park Lane, Eureka

With a lap pool, kiddie structure and lazy river, this pool also hosts special events such as a dog pool party and a night waves party series.

Admission

$5-$9, free for children 2 and under

Opening date

May 28

Troy Aquatic Center

800 Cap Au Gris Street, Troy, Mo.

This city pool includes a lazy river, splash pad, liesure pool, diving board, tube slide, and a climbing and bucket structure for kids.

Admission

$5-$6, free for children 2 and under

Opening date

May 28

Union Splash-n-Swimplex

375 West Park Avenue, Union

This pool has lap lanes, two large slides and smaller slides, and a play area for kids.

Admission

$6, free for children 2 and under; 1/2 price two hours before close

Opening date

May 31

Wapelhorst Aquatic Facility

1875 Muegge Road, St. Charles

Limited to only residents of the 63301, 63303, 63304, 63373, 63376 and 63386 ZIP codes for the 2022 season due to shortage of lifeguards.

Admission

Opening date

Webster Groves Aquatic Center

33 East Glendale Road, Webster Groves

This aquatic center includes four pools, with a lap pool, toddler pool, leisure pool and spray park playground. Concessions are available.

Admission

$6-$10, free for children 3 and under

Opening date

May 27

White Birch Bay Aquatic Center

1186 Teson Road, Hazelwood

Float the 600-foot lazy river, glide down the inner-tube slide and get right back in line for the body-surfing slide. The kiddie pool offers a 360-degree bubble slide, play structures and spray features. There's even a competition pool with diving boards.

Admission

$5-$12, free for children 3 and under

Opening date

May 28

Wilson Park Pool

2900 Benon Street, Granite City

This pool includes a water slide and wading area, and is part of a larger recreation complex that includes an ice rink, ball fields, fitness trail, and outdoor pavilion and stage.

Admission

$6-$10

Opening date

May 28