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Pools and Splash Play

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Tempe pools are open and we can't wait to welcome you back!

Gov. Ducey issued an Executive Order on June 29 that provided new guidelines for city-operated pools, gyms and events. As a result, the following changes are in effect:
  • Open swim and lap swim will continue with strict physical distancing, face covering and cleaning protocols in place. Groups of 10 or more will not be allowed to congregate in or out of pools. 

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Here's what to expect: 

  • Face coverings are required at all times, except when you're in the water.
  • Temperature checks are required upon entry and physical distancing must be in place inside and outside the pool. 
  • Maximum pool capacity will be 40 people. 
  • During lap swim, only one swimmer is allowed per lane – swimmers may not share a lane.
  • Children seven years and younger will NOT be able to participate in Lap swimming.
  • Drop-in groups will be split into small groups and guided into the pool area separately to allow for physical distancing while entering the pool areas.
  • It is highly encouraged to come ready to swim to maximize your time in the pool.
  • Wrist bands can be purchased up to 30 minutes before drop-in swim sessions. These will be sold on a first come, first served basis.  


Kiwanis Pool Hours

Drop-in Swim Sessions

Every day except Friday   
First Session   1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Second Session  3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Lap Swim

Monday - Thursday        Morning         7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
Tuesday & Thursday  Evening  5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
Saturday  Morning  8:00 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

Escalante Pool Hours

Drop-in swim sessions 

Every day except Tuesday & Thursday  
First Session                                    1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Second Session  3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

McClintock Pool Hours

Drop-in Swim Sessions

Monday, Wednesday & Saturday  
First Session                       5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Second Session 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Tuesday & Thursday 
First Session 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.  
Second Session                         3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 

Lap Swim

Monday - Thursday 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 


Pools and Splash Play Areas

(Splash Play Areas Closed until further notice)

The city of Tempe is home to three public pools, one splash playground and three neighborhood splash pads. Public pools include the indoor wave pool at Kiwanis Recreation Center, and the outdoor pools at Escalante Multi-Generational Center and McClintock High School. There are three neighborhood splash pads located at Esquer, Hudson and Jaycee parks. Tempe's newest splash playground, the Cloud, is located at Kiwanis Park. The splash play areas are open for the season and remain open through October. 

Tempe Pools 

Splash Play

Swim and Lifeguard Programming



Kiwanis Pool


 6111 S. All-America Way Tempe, AZ 85283


Click here for seasonal hours and information


McClintock Outdoor Pool


Lap Swim Hours

Monday-Thursday, 6-9 a.m.

Drop-In Swim Sessions

Tuesday, Thursday, 1:30-3 p.m. & 3:30-5 pm.

Monday, Wednesday & Saturday, 5:30-7 p.m. & 7:30-9 p.m.
Closed Saturday July 4th for the holiday.

 1830 E. Del Rio Dr. Tempe, AZ 85282


The McClintock Pool is a seasonal, outdoor pool featuring lap swimming lanes, diving boards, water slides and a splash play area. It is open for morning lap swim and evening open swim. This outdoor pool is located on the east side of McClintock High School.

Escalante Outdoor Pool


Escalante Pool Hours

Drop-In Swim Sessions

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

1:30-3 p.m. & 3:30-5 pm.

2150 E Orange Street Tempe, AZ 85281


The Escalante pool is a seasonal, outdoor pool featuring lap swimming lanes, water slides, splash play features and zero depth entry. This outdoor pool is located at the Escalante Multi-generational Center. Click here for more information on  rental or event opportunities at this facility.  

Splash pads and splash playgrounds are closed until further notice.

The Cloud at Kiwanis Park: Splash Playground


5233 S. Ash Avenue Tempe, AZ 85283 


 Esquer Park Splash Pad


2407 E. McArthur Drive Tempe, AZ 85281


Hudson Park Splash Pad


1430 S. Cedar St. Tempe, AZ 85281


Jaycee Park Splash Pad


817 W. 5th Street Tempe, AZ 85281


Tempe Aquatics

Swim Lessons Swim Team



Tempe Aquatics Needs Assessment Study

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