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.


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.

Sponsored by the Louisville Sports Commission.

Louisville Parks and Recreation Outdoor Pools - Summer 2021 Season

All ages: $2 
No refunds.
Under 8 must be accompanied by a person 12 or older.

Algonquin Park
1614 Cypress Street, 40210

Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun:
Noon-2 p.m. & 3-5 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays

Registration for Swim Club:
June 7, 11 a.m.
Club meets Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

Sun Valley Park
6506 Bethany Lane, 40272

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun:
Noon-2 p.m. & 3-5 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays

Registration for Swim Club:
June 10, 11 a.m.
Club meets Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Nelson Hornbeck Park (Fairdale)
709 Fairdale Road, 40118

Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun:
Noon-2 p.m. & 3-5 p.m.
Closed Mondays

Registration for Swim Club:
June 8, 11 a.m.
Club meets Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.


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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