Swimming pools open for 2023 summer season around Columbus

Several communities around Columbus have also announced the scheduled openings of their pools.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department has officially kicked off the swimming season at three of the city’s outdoor pools with the rest opening soon.

Dodge, Driving Parking and Tuttle pools will be open May 27 through May 29 and then the following weekend of June 3-4. All pools will officially open for the season on June 10.

The full list of city pools is listed below:

  • Dodge Swimming Pool
    645 Sullivant Ave.
  • Driving Park Pool
    1100 Rhoads Ave.
  • Glenwood Swimming Pool
    1888 Fairmont Ave.
  • Lincoln Swimming Pool
    570 Woodrow Ave.
  • Marion Franklin Swimming Pool
    2699 Lockbourne Rd.
  • Maryland Swimming Pool
    1380 Atcheson St.
  • Tuttle Swimming Pool
    240 W. Oakland Ave.
  • Windsor Swimming Pool
    1300 Windsor Ave.

Admission is $1 per person.

“Summer is an exciting time in our city, and Columbus Recreation and Parks Department is proud to offer a wide array of activities, classes, programs and events for members of our community to enjoy,” said Bernita A. Reese, director of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. “Whether it’s cooling off in a pool, signing up for a sports league, taking an art class, or walking in one of our trails, there is plenty to choose from. Our goal, as always, is to provide free and affordable ways for residents to enjoy everything that Columbus has to offer. I look forward to seeing our community members enjoying Columbus as we enjoy what is sure to be a great summer!”

For those just looking for a quick cool down, the city also offers four different spraygrounds. All are set to open on May 27 and will be open seven days a week from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

The locations of the spraygrounds are as follows: 
*Note: Locations will be closed on Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day.

  • Barnett
  • Blackburn
  • Linden
  • Scioto Southland

The city will be hosting swim lessons at most of the pools. Each session costs $15.

The department said they are still in need of lifeguards for the summer. On top of making $20 an hour, there is a $500 end-of-season incentive for those interested in becoming a lifeguard.

Community pools opening May 27

Several communities around Columbus have also announced the scheduled openings of their pools.

David H. Madison Community Pool
2100 Clifton Ave.

Entry for individual members runs at $50 per person for those living in Bexley. For more information on memberships, click here.
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

North Pool
5660 Dublinshire Dr.

South Pool
6363 Woerner Temple Rd.

  • May 27 – Aug. 15: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 16 – Aug. 18: 4 – 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 19 – Aug. 20: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 21 – Aug. 25: 4 – 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 26 – Aug. 27: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 28 – Sept 1: 4 – 8 p.m.
  • Sept. 2 – Sept. 4: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The cost for an individual adult daily pass is $10 for a resident and $12 for the guest of a resident. Children between the ages of three and 17 get in for $9 if they’re residents and $11 if not. Season passes are available for purchase.

Hunters Ridge Pool
341 Harrow Blvd.

Gahanna Swimming Pool
148 Parkland Dr.

Gahanna Swimming Pool opens May 28, while the Hunters Ridge Pool opens May 27. Both pools will be open from noon to 8 p.m. daily. The splash pad at Gahanna Swimming Pool is open daily from May to October from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Find membership prices here.

Grandview Heights Municipal Pool
1350 Goodale Blvd. 

The pool will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., unless otherwise noted on the city’s website. Pass and pricing information can be found here.

Hilliard Family Aquatic Center
3850 Veterans Memorial Drive

Clyde “Butch” Seidle Community Pool
4450 Schirtzinger Road

Pool memberships are required, though non-member guests can register for a visitor pass to gain entry.
Hours of operation: Monday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.

Devon Pool
2070 S Mallway Dr.

Reed Road Water Park
2000 Hastings Ln.

Tremont Pool
3600 Tremont Rd.

The price of daily admission for residents is $10 and $14 for those who are non-residents without a season pass. Costs of season passes can be found here.
Hours of operation: 
Devon Pool: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to sunset; Friday 10 a.m. to sunset; Saturday 10 a.m. to sunset; Sunday noon to sunset
Reed Road Water Park: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday noon to 9 p.m.
Tremont Pool: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday noon to 9 p.m.

Worthington Pools
400 W Dublin Granville Rd

A pool membership can be purchased here. Gate fees for non-members are $15 for adults and $10 for a child between the ages of three and 17.
Hours of operation: Every day from noon to 9 p.m.

*More pools will be added to the list.

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