Houston Parks and Recreation Department

Aquatics

Address:

Phone:
Email:
6200 Wheeler Street
Houston, TX 77023
832.395.7129
swim.classes@houstontx.gov

May 31 - Aug 17
July 4 - Holiday
Aug 18 - Aug 31
Sept 1 - Holiday
Tue. - Sun.
Fri.
Sat. & Sun.
Mon.
1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Outdoor Swimming Pools & Water Spraygrounds

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) 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.

HPARD’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, eating, or 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

2014 Swimming Classes

H2OSafe

Swim Fest (pdf)

 

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.

Click here to view online registration information.


  • Session 1
  • Session 2
  • Session 3
  • Session 4

H2OSafe Level 1: Ages 6 to 13 years; no prerequisite
Upon mastering the H2OSafe Basics: Level 1 skills, your child will advance to H2OSafe Swim Strokes: Level 2.

H2OSafe Level 2: Ages 6 to 13 years
Prerequisite: Your child should be able to swim 15-20 feet without the aid of a flotation device AND with the face in the water.
Upon mastering the H2OSafe Strokes: Level 2 skills, your child will advance to H2OSafe Advanced Swim Strokes: Level 3.

H2OSafe Level 3: Ages 6 to 13 years
Prerequisite: Your child must be able to swim 25 feet of Backstroke and Freestyle with Side Breathing.


H2O Class Ages Dates Day Time Online Reg
Level 1 6 – 13 June 17 – 27, 2014 Tue - Fri 5:00 – 5:30 pm June 2 – 11, 2014
Level 2 6 – 13 June 17 – 27, 2014 Tue - Fri 5:45 – 6:15 pm June 2 – 11, 2014
Level 3 6 – 13 June 17 – 27, 2014 Tue - Fri 6:30 – 7:00 pm June 2 – 11, 2014
Parent Orientation Adult June 14, 2014 Sat 1:00 – 1:30 pm June 2 – 11, 2014

H2OSafe classes will be offered at the following H.P.A.R.D. Aquatic Center Sites during Session #1:

Agnes Moffitt
 Beverly Hills
 Clinton
 Cloverland
 Denver  Harbor
 DeZavala
 Eastwood
 Emancipation
Finnigan
 George T.  Nelson
 Glenbrook
 Greenwood
 Hobart Taylor
 Lincoln
 Love
 MacGregor
Mason
 Moody
 Northline
 Oak Forest
 Reveille
 Sagemont
 Schwartz
 Sharpstown
Stude
 Sunnyside
 T.C. Jester
 Tidwell
 Townwood
 Tuffly
 Westbury
 Wilson Memorial
 Windsor Village

H2OSafe Level 1: Ages 6 to 13 years; no prerequisite
Upon mastering the H2OSafe Basics: Level 1 skills, your child will advance to H2OSafe Swim Strokes: Level 2.

H2OSafe Level 2: Ages 6 to 13 years
Prerequisite: Your child should be able to swim 15-20 feet without the aid of a flotation device AND with the face in the water.
Upon mastering the H2OSafe Strokes: Level 2 skills, your child will advance to H2OSafe Advanced Swim Strokes: Level 3.

H2OSafe Level 3: Ages 6 to 13 years
Prerequisite: Your child must be able to swim 25 feet of Backstroke and Freestyle with Side Breathing.

Note: No classes on Friday, July 4, 2014 due to Independence Day Holiday.


H2O Class Ages Dates Day Time Online Reg
Level 1 6 – 13 July 1 – 11, 2014 Tue - Fri 5:00 – 5:30 pm June 16 – 25, 2014
Level 2 6 – 13 July 1 – 11, 2014 Tue - Fri 5:45 – 6:15 pm June 16 – 25, 2014
Level 3 6 – 13 July 1 – 11, 2014 Tue - Fri 6:30 – 7:00 pm June 16 – 25, 2014
Parent Orientation Adult June 28, 2014 Sat 1:00 – 1:30 pm June 16 – 25, 2014

H2OSafe classes will be offered at the following H.P.A.R.D. Aquatic Center Sites during Session #2:

Agnes Moffitt
 Beverly Hills
 Clinton
 Cloverland
 Denver  Harbor
 DeZavala
 Eastwood
 Emancipation
Finnigan
 George T.  Nelson
 Glenbrook
 Greenwood
 Hobart Taylor
 Lincoln
 Love
 MacGregor
Mason
 Moody
 Northline
 Oak Forest
 Reveille
 Sagemont
 Schwartz
 Sharpstown
Stude
 Sunnyside
 T.C. Jester
 Tidwell
 Townwood
 Tuffly
 Westbury
 Wilson Memorial
 Windsor Village

H2OSafe Level 1: Ages 6 to 13 years; no prerequisite
Upon mastering the H2OSafe Basics: Level 1 skills, your child will advance to H2OSafe Swim Strokes: Level 2.

H2OSafe Level 2: Ages 6 to 13 years
Prerequisite: Your child should be able to swim 15-20 feet without the aid of a flotation device AND with the face in the water.
Upon mastering the H2OSafe Strokes: Level 2 skills, your child will advance to H2OSafe Advanced Swim Strokes: Level 3.

H2OSafe Level 3: Ages 6 to 13 years
Prerequisite: Your child must be able to swim 25 feet of Backstroke and Freestyle with Side Breathing.


H2O Class Ages Dates Day Time Online Reg
Level 1 6 – 13 July 15 – 25, 2014 Tue - Fri 5:00 – 5:30 pm June 30 – July 9, 2014
Level 2 6 – 13 July 15 – 25, 2014 Tue - Fri 5:45 – 6:15 pm June 30 – July 9, 2014
Level 3 6 – 13 July 15 – 25, 2014 Tue - Fri 6:30 – 7:00 pm June 30 – July 9, 2014
Parent Orientation Adult July 12, 2014 Sat 1:00 – 1:30 pm June 30 – July 9, 2014

H2OSafe classes will be offered at the following H.P.A.R.D. Aquatic Center Sites during Session #3:

Agnes Moffitt
 Beverly Hills
 Clinton
 Cloverland
 Denver  Harbor
 DeZavala
 Eastwood
 Emancipation
Finnigan
 George T.  Nelson
 Glenbrook
 Greenwood
 Hobart Taylor
 Lincoln
 Love
 MacGregor
Mason
 Moody
 Northline
 Oak Forest
 Reveille
 Sagemont
 Schwartz
 Sharpstown
Stude
 Sunnyside
 T.C. Jester
 Tidwell
 Townwood
 Tuffly
 Westbury
 Wilson Memorial
 Windsor Village

H2OSafe Level 1: Ages 6 to 13 years; no prerequisite
Upon mastering the H2OSafe Basics: Level 1 skills, your child will advance to H2OSafe Swim Strokes: Level 2.

H2OSafe Level 2: Ages 6 to 13 years
Prerequisite: Your child should be able to swim 15-20 feet without the aid of a flotation device AND with the face in the water.
Upon mastering the H2OSafe Strokes: Level 2 skills, your child will advance to H2OSafe Advanced Swim Strokes: Level 3.

H2OSafe Level 3: Ages 6 to 13 years
Prerequisite: Your child must be able to swim 25 feet of Backstroke and Freestyle with Side Breathing.


H2O Class Ages Dates Day Time Online Reg
Level 1 6 – 13 July 29 – Aug 8, 2014 Tue - Fri 5:00 – 5:30 pm July 14 – 23, 2014
Level 2 6 – 13 July 29 – Aug 8, 2014 Tue - Fri 5:45 – 6:15 pm July 14 – 23, 2014
Level 3 6 – 13 July 29 – Aug 8, 2014 Tue - Fri 6:30 – 7:00 pm July 14 – 23, 2014
Parent Orientation Adult July 26, 2014 Sat 1:00 – 1:30 pm July 14 – 23, 2014

H2OSafe classes will be offered at the following H.P.A.R.D. Aquatic Center Sites during Session #4:

Agnes Moffitt
 Beverly Hills
 Clinton
 Cloverland
 Denver  Harbor
 DeZavala
 Eastwood
 Emancipation
Finnigan
 George T.  Nelson
 Glenbrook
 Greenwood
 Hobart Taylor
 Lincoln
 Love
 MacGregor
Mason
 Moody
 Northline
 Oak Forest
 Reveille
 Sagemont
 Schwartz
 Sharpstown
Stude
 Sunnyside
 T.C. Jester
 Tidwell
 Townwood
 Tuffly
 Westbury
 Wilson Memorial
 Windsor Village

Water Fitness for Adults

 

Water fitness is a great exercise for any age, any fitness level and any body type. No fee is charged. Classes are scheduled from June 7 – August 8. All enrollments are filled on a “first-come, first served” basis. Register online at http://activenet011.active.com/houstonparks/ or at the pool onsite.

Classes are limited to a maximum of 20 participants per class at most pool sites. Aqua shoes, towel and a plastic bottle of water are recommended.

Adult Circuit Water Fitness

 

A combination of cardio, strength training and flexibility that takes you through a series of stations using effective circuit training principles and the latest aquatic equipment for a total body workout.

Class Dates & Locations
Pool Address Day Time Class
Agnes Moffitt 10645 Hammerly, 77043 W & F 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. Adult Circuit Water Fitness
Emancipation 3018 Dowling, 77004 T & Th 5:00 – 5:50 p.m. Adult Circuit Water Fitness
Finnigan 4900 Providence, 77020 S 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Adult Circuit Water Fitness
Hobart Taylor 8100 Kenton, 77028 T & Th 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 Adult Circuit Water Fitness
Jud. Robinson Sr. 1422 Ledwicke, 77029 W & F 10:00 – 10:50 a.m. Adult Circuit Water Fitness
MacGregor 5225 Calhoun, 77021 T & Th 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Adult Circuit Water Fitness
Mason 541 South 75th, 77023 W & F 5:00 – 5:50 p.m. Adult Circuit Water Fitness
Tidwell 9720 Spaulding, 77016 T & Th 10:00 – 10:55 a.m. Adult Circuit Water Fitness
Townwood 3403 Simsbrook, 77051 T - F 7:10 – 8:00 p.m. Adult Circuit Water Fitness

Adult Hydro-Fitness Power Training

 
An athletic approach to water fitness training with sports-specific drills, intense cardiovascular work, intervals, balance/core training, martial arts, and plyometrics. A great way to improve your cardiovascular conditioning and muscular strength and endurance with minimal stress on your joints. Loud, rocking music is a part of the workout. Also, recommended as a great form of cross training. Intensity: moderate to hard.

Class Dates & Locations
Memorial 6402 Arnot, 77007 T & Th 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. Adult Hydro-Fit Power Training
Westbury 10605 Mullins, 77096 W & F 6:10 – 7:00 p.m. Adult Hydro-Fit PowerTraining
Westbury 10605 Mullins, 77096 W & F 7:10 – 8:00 p.m. Adult Hydro-Fit Power Training

Silver Splash

 

A water fitness class for mature adults to gently stretch, flex, tone and socialize in shallow water. Intensity: light.

Class Dates & Locations
Sunnyside 3502 Bellfort, 77045 T - F 5:00 – 5:50 p.m. Silver Splash

Aqua Zumba

 

A class that combines high energy and Latin music with movement in the water, a combination that helps participants dance away their worries while staying in shape.

Class Dates & Locations
Pool Address Day Time Class
Hobart Taylor 8100 Kenton, 77028 W & F 7:10 – 8:00 p.m. Aqua Zumba
MacGregor 5225 Calhoun, 77021 W & F 7:10 – 8:00 p.m. Aqua Zumba
Westbury 10605 Mullins, 77096 T & Th 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Aqua Zumba
Windsor Village 14441 Croquet, 77085 T & Th 7:10 – 8:00 p.m. Aqua Zumba

Youth Water Fitness

 

A water fitness class for youth ages 9 – 17 years old to exercise in the water emphasizing cardiovascular endurance, strength training, balance/core training, and flexibility. Intensity: light to moderate.

Class Dates & Locations
Jud. Robinson Sr. 1422 Ledwicke, 77029 W & F 11:00 – 11:50 a.m. Youth Water Fitness

Adult Aquatic Dance

 

A combination of cardio, strength training, and flexibility using dance technique and rhythm to evoke creativity and focus. This is a total body workout.
Intensity: Low to moderate

Class Dates & Locations
T.C. Jester 4205 T.C. Jester, 77018 T & Th 7:10 – 8:00 p.m. Adult Aquatic Dance

H.P.A.R.D. Pools

For H.P.A.R.D. pool locations, please consult this map. pdf


NORTHWEST
Agnes Moffitt map
10645 Hammerly 77043
(KM449R)
713.468.5666
Inde Heights map
603 East 35th 77022
(KM453N)
713.862.1284
Lincoln map
1048 Grenshaw 77007
(KM412Q)
281.447.2525
Love map
1000 West 12th 77008
(KM452Z)
713.867.0490
Oak Forest map
1400 Du Barry Ln 77018
(KM452N)
713.684.1819
Schwartz map
8203 Vogue 77055
(KM451N)
713.973.6310
Stude map
1031 Stude 77009
713.862.5762
T.C. Jester map
4205 T.C. Jester 77018
(KM451M)
713.686.6800
NORTHEAST
Greenwood map
602 Beresford 77015
(KM497A)
713.455.5165
Hobart Taylor map
8100 Kenton 77028
(KM455P)
713.673.3774
Moody map
3201 Fulton 77009
(KM453Y)
713.238.2215
Northline map
6911 Nordling 77076 (KM413W)
713.742.1512
Tidwell map
9720 Spaulding 77016
(KM454D)
713.633.1618
Tuffly map
3200 Russell 77026
(KM494B)
713.674.3367
SOUTHWEST
Alief map
11903 Bellaire 77072
(KM529E)
281.983.8137
Memorial map
6402 Arnot 77007
(KM492K)
713.862.1426
Sharpstown map
6600 Harbor Town 77036
(KM530F)
713.272.3690
Townwood map
3403 Simsbrook 77045
713.434.3508
Westbury map
10605 Mullins 77096
(KM531W)
713.723.2192
Windsor Village map
14441 Croquet 77085
(KM571P)
713.726.7112
SOUTHEAST
Beverly Hills map
9800 Kingspoint 77075
(KM576S)
713.948.9063
Clinton map
200 Mississippi 77029
(KM495U)
713.675.9336
Cloverland map
11800 Scott 77047
(KM573L)
713.734.8948
Denver Harbor map
1020 Gazin 77020
(KM494H)
713.673.7140
DeZavala map
7521 Avenue H. 77012
(KM495S)
713.923.7220
Eastwood map
5000 Harrisburg 77011
(KM494T)
713.923.8058
Emancipation map
3018 Dowling 77004
(KM493U)
713.284.1977
Finnigan map
4900 Providence 77020
(KM494G)
713.673.7311
George T. Nelson map
6900 La Salette 77021
(KM533L)
713.748.0449
Glenbrook map
8201 North Bayou 77017
(KM535Q)
713.645.7187
J. Robinson, Sr. map
1422 Ledwicke 77029
(KM495L)
713.672.8958
MacGregor map
5225 Calhoun 77021
(KM534E)
713.748.0317
Mason map
541 South 75th 77023
(KM535A)
713.928.4826
Reveille map
7700 Oak Vista 77087
(KM535S)
713.645.6544
Sagemont map
11507 Hughes 77089
(KM576Y)
281.922.2312
Sunnyside map
3502 Bellfort 77051
(KM533X)
713.734.0757
Wilson Memorial map
100 Gilpin 77034
(KM576G)
713.948.9051