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A Guide to Local Pools!

Columbus area pools, that don't require membership

By Alicia Amburgey, Publisher, Macaroni Kid NW Columbus May 24, 2022

The heat is on in Columbus! With schools letting out, and summer on the horizon, finding somewhere to keep cool is a necessity. If you don’t have a membership, or a friend or family member to visit with a pool, it can be hard to beat the heat!
We've compiled a list of public pools in the North West and Greater Columbus area, where everyone is welcome to grab a day pass and cool off.

Don’t forget your sunscreen! 


Delaware Jack Florance Pool 500 East Lincoln Avenue, Delaware - Open May 28 to September 5
Cool features: Water slides, zero entry, diving well and interactive water toys

Daily Admission: $7 for residents / $12 non-residents 

Membership: Memberships are available for both residents and non residents
*Entry is no longer connected to the Delaware YMCA membership


Upper Arlington Pools

Devon Pool  2070 S Mallway Dr, Upper Arlington - Opens May 29 - Sept 12

Cool features: Heated facility, lap lanes, toddler pool, diving boards

Daily Admission: $7 - CASH FREE FACILITY (Visa, Master Card and Discover Card)

Membership: Memberships are available for both residents and non residents
Tremont Pool  2850 Tremont Rd, Upper Arlington - Opens May 29 - Sept 12
Cool features: Heated facility, lap lanes, toddler spray pool, climbing walls, Lilly pad cross, zero entry

Daily Admission: $10 - CASH FREE FACILITY (Visa, Master Card and Discover Card)

Membership: Memberships are available for both residents and non residents

Reed Road 2000 Hastings Lane, Upper Arlington - Opens May 29 - Sept 12
Cool features: Heated facility, lap lanes, water slides, zero entry water playground, diving board, lazy river

Daily Admission: $10 - CASH FREE FACILITY (Visa, Master Card and Discover Card) 

Membership: Memberships are available for both residents and non residents


Hilliard Family Aquatic Center 3850 Veterans Memorial Dr, Hilliard - Opens May 28!
Cool features: slides, lazy river, multiple pools, zero depth entry, kids area, splash pad
Daily Admission: $5-$10
Membership: Memberships are available for both residents and non residents

Hilliard "Butch" Seidle Community Pool 4450 Schirtzinger Rd., Hilliard - Opens May 28!

Cool features: Slide, diving board, open lane swim
Daily Admission: $5-$10
Membership: Memberships are available for both residents and non residents


Plain City Aquatic Center 160 West Second Street, Plain City - Open May 28 - Sept 5 
Cool features: Kids spray pad, Water slides, diving board, Adult only swim times (18+ / $2 ea)

Daily Admission: $6 under 17 / $8 over 18

Membership: Memberships are available for both residents and non residents


Worthington Pools 400 W. Dublin-Granville Rd, Worthington - Opens May 27
Cool features: Water slides, lap lanes, diving boards
Daily Admission: $10 under 17, $15 over 18
Membership: Memberships are available for both residents and non residents


Westerville Jaycee Community Pool 230 S. Otterbein Ave, Westerville - Opens May 28
Cool features: Water slides, lap lanes, diving boards
Daily Admission: $5 - $8

Westerville Highlands Park Swimming Pool  245 S. Spring Rd, Westerville - Opens June 2 for residents and non residents!

Cool features: Speed and body slide tower, zero-entry toddler pool with a simulated-rock slide, a water playground, lazy river, lap lanes, 25-meter diving well.
Daily Admission:$7 for residents / $15 for non residents


Zoombezi Bay 4850 W. Powell Rd, Powell - Opens May 28!

Cool features: Attached to the Columbus Zoo, this local water park features unique water slides, a zero entry wave pool, water playground, 2 lazy rivers (one for adults only), and so much more! 

Daily Admission: Parking is $10, and entry tickets start at $33.99

Membership: Memberships are available for both residents and non residents at multiple pricing levels, and include perks like free parking, Dive-in movies, access to the Fall Zombiezi Haunt, and tons of other discounts! 


Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Community Pools 

Daily Admission: Details for admission and memberships are tbd and pools will have a capacity limit. Guests can pay $1 to reserve their spot online
Dodge, Driving Park and Tuttle Pools will open May 28th, Check the Parks and Rec website for a live list of open pools each day

  • Dodge 645 Sullivant Ave. 614-645-7365 
  • Driving Park 1100 Rhoads Ave. 614-645-3110 
  • Glenwood 1888 Fairmont Ave. 614-645-3281 
  • Lincoln 570 E. Woodrow Ave. 614-645-3058
  • Marion Franklin 2699 Lockbourne Rd. 614-645-3161
  • Maryland 1380 Atcheson St. 614-645-3063
  • Tuttle 240 W. Oakland Ave. 614-645-3603
  • Windsor 1300 Windsor Ave. 614-645-3607

Local Pools that require a resident or a season passholder to enter

Marysville Municipal Pool: Opens May 28th *Union County Residents only
Dublin Community Pools: Opens May 28th
*The North Pool is scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend contingent upon completion of the renovation project.
Powell Pool: Opens May 27th
North Orange Pool: Opens May 26th
The Big Splash: Opens May 28th

Want to cool off without the swimming pool commitment? Check out our list of Free Splash Pads