Phoenix city pools make changes to open swim schedule this summer

Scott Murdoch

PHOENIX, AZ — The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department has made changes to the open swim schedule for its pools this summer, starting June 12.

The changes include adjustments in hours availability and lifting the reservation requirement. As a result, visitors will be able to come to the facility without reservation and buy tickets in person. Previously, the tickets were sold exclusively online.

However, capacity is still limited, adhering to the COVID-19 health protocols by the CDC guidelines.

The open swim will be available in two sessions of 2-hour and 45 minutes blocks, six days a week. Below is the schedule for the open swim:

  • Noon to 2:45 p.m.
  • 2:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. – pool facility closed temporarily for cleaning
  • 3 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

The pool staff will decide the capacity number, and visitors may wait for the next session if the first session is filled. The pools are closed on Fridays and back open for the weekends.

The admission fee for adults is $30 (age 18 and older) and free for those under 17. A senior pass is $20 (age 60 and older). For the open swim, youths under 17 must be accompanied by someone at least 16 years of age.

Face coverings are required for everyone inside the indoor pool facility, except for those in the water. When outdoors, face masks are encouraged, though not mandatory.

The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is operating 12 pools citywide this summer. You can see the schedule and availability of these pools at

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