Public Pools are Opening Around Spokane County

Public Pools are Opening Around Spokane CountyThree park systems provide public swimming pools to the Spokane community. The city of Spokane, Spokane County, and the city of Spokane Valley all have public pool offerings within their parks and recreation departments. These pools will be opening up right now in the middle of June and close at the end of summer in August. 

It gets very warm in Spokane County in the summer and utilizing the public pools is a great way to stay cool or to take some low-cost swimming lessons.

Spokane County Pools

Aquatic Facilities

The county runs two really fun aquatic facilities that feature more than just the big rectangular swimming pool. These facilities feature splash zones and water slides in addition to a place to swim. They are known as the northside and southside family aquatic facilities. These popular swimming spots will be open from 11 AM to 2 PM and from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM every day during the swim season in the summer. The aquatic facilities will also offer swim lessons so it is good to check the calendar on specific websites to get the latest information on open swim times.

The county holds a Make a Splash fundraiser event once a month on Saturday through this warm season from 6 to 8 PM. These are free-swimming events.

All Spokane County swimming areas have the same pricing structure. Children under to swim for free. Children age 3 to 5 cost four dollars per swimmer. Children and adults from the ages of 6 to 59 cost seven dollars per swimmer. Swimmers 60 and older can swim for six dollars per swimmer. It is suggested that you make reservations online. Reservations for a swim can be made up to two weeks in advance. There are walk-ups available but the spaces go fast and are limited.

"Very clean and a life guard in every corner of the pool watching kids do the slide. For safety precaution, someone does the trafficking before taking the giant slide. The young adults did it too but it was a delight for other kids." - TripAdvisor review of Southside Aquatics Center

Spokane County swimming pools open on Monday, June 17, and close on August 18.

City of Spokane Pools

The city of Spokane has six public pools all opening on June 17. Open swim for public pools is from 1 to 4 PM Monday through Saturday. Some locations will also offer an evening swim time from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Depending upon the location evening swims are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The city of Spokane pools are free during open swim but swimmers will need to obtain a splash pass. Swimmers can get a splash Pass online at or at the City of Spokane pools in person. The splash pass helps pool employees keep track of the number of swimmers. You can also book swim lessons at the City of Spokane pools online.

The city of Spokane public pool swim season starts Monday, June 17, and closes on August 23

Spokane Valley Public Pools

Public pools in Spokane Valley open a little bit later on Saturday, June 21. The public pools in the city of Spokane Valley will be open for swimming from 1:30 to 3 PM and from 3:30 to 5 PM Monday through Friday. Pools are open on the weekend from 11:30 to 1 PM and from 130 to 3. There are also swim lessons available at these pools. For the latest information about Spokane Valley pools head to

There are several great low-cost opportunities to enjoy a swim and keep cool during the summer in the greater Spokane area.

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