Outdoor pools and spraygrounds


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Louisville Parks and Recreation offers three outdoor pools, as well as 30 spraygrounds and spraypads to help keep you cool in the summer. Learn more by contacting Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center.

Our Aquatics program provides swimming classes year round and Lifeguard Training courses from February through June. Training classes are $200 or free if you commit to working for Louisville Parks and Recreation. 

Recreational Swim Club

Louisville Parks and Recreation’s Summer Recreational SWIM CLUB is a FREE 8-week program to introduce youth ages 7 through 12 to a new and fun life skill! Swimming is great exercise and a challenging sport. Our new swim club will have three age groups - 7 & 8, 9 & 10 and 11 & 12 - and be limited to only 8 per age group. Registration will take place the week of June 1 at each pool site where classes will be held.

Sponsored by the Louisville Sports Commission.

4-week program beginning the week of June 6 through the week of June 27 Algonquin Pool – Mondays, 10:30 a.m. Sun Valley Pool – Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Fairdale Pool – Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

4-week program beginning the week of July 4 through the week of August 1 Algonquin Pool – Mondays, 10:30 a.m. (No class July 4) Sun Valley Pool – Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Fairdale Pool – Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.

Junior Lifeguard Club

New this year is a FREE Junior Lifeguard Club that will be offered to those ages 12-15. The Junior Lifeguard Club is a unique program designed as a “coaching” environment for long-term goals and short-term “personal best” achievements. Prerequisites include swimming 25 yards continuously and treading water for 1 minute. The club will begin on June 15 and run through August 5. Details for the sessions are listed below:

June 15 through August 5 Algonquin Pool – Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Fairdale Pool – Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sun Valley Pool – Fridays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Louisville Parks and Recreation Outdoor Pools - Summer 2022 Season

$3 for those 13 years and older
$2 for children 12 years and under
No refunds.

Those under 8 must be accompanied by a person 12 or older.

Algonquin Park
1614 Cypress Street, 40210

Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun:
12 - 5 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays

Sun Valley Park
6506 Bethany Lane, 40272

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun:
12 - 5 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays

Nelson Hornbeck Park (Fairdale)
709 Fairdale Road, 40118

Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun:
12 - 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays


Modern Spraygrounds:

interactive and/or complex spray elements with electronic timing; 20-to 25-week operating schedule

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Traditional Spraypads:

these are converted wading pools, typically with a single obelisk that sprays water; 20-to 25-week operating schedule 

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*Note: All sprayground and spraypads are open from dawn to dusk, unless notified otherwise.

Local spraygrounds and spraypads NOT managed by Louisville Parks
If the sprayground or spraypad you're looking for isn't listed above, it may be managed by another agency. Consult the partial list below. Still can't find your sprayground or spraypad? Call (502) 456-8100 or e-mail Louisville Parks.

Beckley Creek Park -- 1310 South Beckley Station Road
Louisville Zoo -- 1100 Trevilian Way (requires Zoo admission)
Waterfront Park -- downtown (two separate spraygrounds available)

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