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OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOLS & WATER SPRAYGROUNDS

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (H.P.A.R.D.) operates and maintains 37 outdoor swimming pools and 24 water spraygrounds. Houston’s outdoor swimming pools are open during the summer months. All pools are free and open to all ages; however, children under 8 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All pools are open Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm and are all closed on Mondays.

H.P.A.R.D.’s 2014 swim season runs from May 24 through September 1. Special holiday hours are in affect for holidays including Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day. See pool hours at the top of this page for operating hours.

METROPOLITAN MULTI-SERVICE CENTER INDOOR POOL

H.P.A.R.D. operates a heated indoor natatorium for citizens with disabilities at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 1475 West Gray. The 5-lane, 25-yard heated pool is fully accessible by wheelchair and is equipped with a zero depth entry ramp, hand rails, and three chair lifts. Changing and shower facilities are available adjacent to the pool area. Participants are required to have independent functioning mobility skills or bring an adult attendant to assist.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

What to Wear
Appropriate swim-wear is required – No cut-offs, shorts, T-shirts, or thongs. The City of Houston’s policy prohibits the wearing of T-shirts in swimming pools unless an exemption letter has been accepted and filed in our Aquatics Office. Exemptions are granted based on medical and/or religious reasons, for the wearing of plain white T-shirts only.

For the Kids
Children under 8 must be accompanied in the pool by a parent or an adult. Swim diapers are required for infants and babies.No flotation devices, such as floaties and inflatables, are permitted.

What Not to Do
No smoking is alllowed. No eating and drinking is allowed, except in designated areas. No beverages or alcohol in glass containers are permitted. No excessively loud music is permitted.

Please consult the full list of pool rules and regulations. pdf

2015 SWIMMING CLASSES
H2OSafe

H.P.A.R.D. offers free learn to swim classes for youth through the H2OSafe program. Classes are accessible to all and are offered at various skill levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. All classes are free. Registration is on a “first come, first served” basis during specified registration periods. The 2015 schedule will be listed when it becomes available. 

 

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