Can you feel it Columbus? Summer is almost here. And pools around Central Ohio are opening soon. We have a list of the outdoor pools, and splash pads openings around the city.
Columbus City Outdoor Pools
Columbus has 8 outdoor public pools. To gain access, the swimmer must have a leisure card (Cost $1) and pay $. 50 membership fee.
The Dodge and Tuttle Pools will open Sunday, May 26, 2019, the Sunday before Labor Day.
All other pool locations will open Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Click here to view the hours and locations of Columbus public pools
Three Columbus Parks also have Sprayground which is another great way to have the kids cool off.
BARNETT COMMUNITY CENTER SPRAYGROUND
1184 Barnett Rd.
Columbus, OH 43227
BLACKBURN COMMUNITY CENTER SPRAYGROUND
263 Carpenter St.
Columbus, OH 43205
INDIAN MOUND COMMUNITY CENTER SPRAYGROUND
3901 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, OH 43207
These will open on June 11 and are free to use!
Columbus Navigator has a great article of the other free splash pads around Central Ohio that are free to use.
Some of our favorites include
Veteran's Park in Delaware- A dinosaur-themed playground with a huge playground attached
The Easton Town Center Splash pad that provides kids with free entertainment and the mall
The Bicentennial Park- A Splash pad located on the Scioto Mile which is a good place to stop if you are having a walk or enjoying one of the many summer festivals at the park.
Other Suburban Pools-
Most of these pools have memberships passes you can purchase for the season or day passes
The City of Upper Arlington has three outdoor pools that are open from Memorial Day till Labor Day
Worthington Pool opens May 25 and has swim lessons and fitness classes all summer long
Bexley Pool features two waterslides, a splash pad, a toddler pool as well as plenty of lanes for swimming. It opens May 25
Highland Park Aquatic Center in Westerville is more of a mini water park! It features water slides, a lazy river and enough water features for a whole day of swimming! Highland Park opens early to pass holders May 16
Plains Township Aquatic Center is tucked behind 161 in New Albany. It features a water playground for little ones plus heated pool water for night swimming and movies.
Ohio has no shortage of waterparks.
If you want to stay local, head up to Zoombezi Bay in Powell. Enjoy over 17 water slides and attractions, including the newest addition for the 2019 Season Otter Banks. Plus it hosts it’s adult only lazy river. Your admission to Zoombezi Bay also gets you access to the Columbus Zoo so you can spend all day here!
Water parks are attached to Ohio’s major Amusement Parks
Soak City is next to King’s Island in Mason Ohio- Near Cincinnati
The Shores are connected to Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio
Monsoon Lagoon Watering Hole Safari & Waterpark- Port Clinton OH
There are also of plenty of indoor waterparks that also have outside pools in slides open for the summer season
Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky OH
The Splash in Cincinnati OH
Ok, all this talk about pools makes me want to blow off work and jump in. How about you?
We hope you all have a fun and safe summer!