2017 Guide to Outdoor Aquatic Centers and Pools in the Des Moines Area - dsm4kids.com

2017 Guide to Outdoor Aquatic Centers and Pools in the Des Moines Area

Summer is almost here and it’s a safe bet that you and your little ones will be searching for ways to stay cool. Grab the sunscreen, hit the water and have a great time this summer with your family.  Here’s your guide to outdoor aquatic centers and pools in the Des Moines area.

Altoona

Adventure Bay

3300 Adventureland Drive • Altoona, IA 50009 • (515) 266-2121

Part of the Adventureland Amusement Park complex Adventure Bay Water Park attracts out-of-towners and locals alike.  This is where will you find Iowa’s largest wave pool and longest lazy river. Pools, slides, sun and fun, there is something for everyone!

Opening Day: Memorial Day Weekend, May 27, 2017

Closing Day: August 20, 2017; open on weekends through Labor Day Weekend.

Hours: Adventure Bay opens at 10:00 am every day of the week.  Closing times varies.

Prices: Adult (10 years+) daily admission is $42.00, children (4 to 9 years) are $37.00 (Admission includes entry to both parks).

Altoona Aquatics Park

1200 Venbury Drive • Altoona, Iowa 50009 • (515) 967-2066

The Altoona Aquatics Park features a zero edge pool, slides, diving boards, a sand play area, speed slide, loop-de-loop slide and lap lanes. Plus a children’s “shipwreck” slide, Funbrella, Raindrops and palm trees. The aquatic park is also available for rental.

Opening Day: June 3, 2017

Closing Day: TBD

Hours: Monday through Friday 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Prices: Altoona Residents $5.75; Non-Residents $7.75; 0-12 Months FREE; Season passes also available.

Ankeny

Cascade Falls Aquatic Center

2350 SW Prairie Trail Parkway • Ankeny, IA 50023 • (515) 963-3569

Located in Ankeny, Cascade Falls Aquatic Center features a “Flowrider” surf machine, two large tube slides, a lazy river, a geyser field and a children’s wading pool. In addition, the center has a lap pool and diving well, which includes a one meter spring board and three meter diving platform.

Opening Day: Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29 and opens for the season on June 1, 2017.

Closing Day: September 4, 2017

Hours: Daily 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Prices: General $8.00; Kids under 2 $1.00; Senior $5.00; Season passes also available, which includes Flowrider usage.

Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center

1220 NW Prairie Ridge Drive • Ankeny, IA 50023 • (515) 963-3569

Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center is a kid friendly complex with two large water slides and a zero-depth entry pool with a lily pad walk, geysers and a splash pad for younger children. There is also ample deck space and chairs for parents and sunbathers.   The Splashpark is FREE 10:00 to 11:45am, Monday through Friday, May 30 – August 11.

Opening Day:   Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29 and opens for the season on June 1, 2017.

Closing Day: TBD

Hours: Daily 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Prices: General $4.00; Kids under 2 $1.00; Senior $3.00; Season passes also available.

Clive

Clive Aquatic Center

1801 NW 114th Street • Clive, IA 50325 • (515) 440-0599

Includes two large pools perfect for swimmers of all ages and abilities. The zero depth entry kiddie pool at Clive Aquatic Center features a small slide, sprays and fountains.  The lap pool features two tube slides and a chute slide.  There is also a lazy river and a spray deck.

Opening Day: Anticipated to open Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29, 2017. Opens for the season on Friday, June 2, 2017.

Closing Day: TBD

Hours: Monday through Friday 11:30 am to 7:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am to 6:00 pm

Prices: Infant, ages 0-2, FREE; Youth, ages 3-12 $5.00; Adult, ages 13-54 $8.00; Senior, ages 55+ $6.00; Family Night Discount $15.00 per family on Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:00 pm til close; Season passes also available.

Des Moines

Ashworth Memorial Swimming Pool

101 45th Street • Des Moines, IA 50309 • (515) 243-3567

Ashworth Memorial Pool has been located in Greenwood/Ashworth Park since 1926.  Old school swimming fun is in store at this pool that features a 50-meter competitive pool complete with eight lap lanes. The facility also includes a 13 foot diving well with a couple of one-meter boards and a three-meter diving board.  They also have a kiddie pool area.

Opening Day: June 1, 2017

Closing Day: August 20, 2017

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Prices: Infant, ages 0-2, FREE; Youth, ages 3-20 $2.00; Adult, ages 21+ $4.00; ½ Price Admission Monday through Thursday after 5:00 pm; Family Swim Night is July 22, 2017 from 7:00 -9:00 pm $5 per Family; Punch Cards and Season passes are also available.

Birdland Swimming Pool

300 Holcomb Avenue • Des Moines, IA, 50313 • (515) 243-3567

Located in Birdland Sports Complex this Des Moines area swimming pool features two water slides and a kiddie pool for youngsters looking for some fun in the sun.  For those more hard core swimmers there is a large 50 meter pool ideal for doing laps. Birdland Swimming Pool is also available for rental.

Opening Day: June 1, 2017

Closing Day: August 20, 2017

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Prices: Infant, ages 0-2, FREE; Youth, ages 3-20 $2.00; Adult, ages 21+ $4.00; ½ Price Admission Monday through Thursday after 5:00 pm; Family Swim Night is July 22, 2017 from 7:00 -9:00 pm $5 per Family; Punch Cards and Season passes are also available.

Nahas Family Aquatic Center

1101 Porter Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50315 • (515) 243-3567

Nahas Family Aquatic Center is located on the south side of Des Moines. It features water slides and a zero-entry pool with a covered play area for children. The facility also has a complete concession stand available.

Opening Day: June 1, 2017

Closing Day: August 20, 2017; open weekends ONLY August 26, 27 and Labor Day Weekend September 2, 3, 4, 2017

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Prices: Infant, ages 0-2, FREE; Youth, ages 3-20 $2.00; Adult, ages 21+ $4.00; ½ Price Admission Monday through Thursday after 5:00 pm; Family Swim Night is July 22, 2017 from 7:00 -9:00 pm $5 per Family; Punch Cards and Season passes are also available.

Northwest Aquatic Center

4915 Madison Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50310 • (515) 237-1386

Northwest Aquatic Center has a water slide, a zero depth entry pool, a water mushroom and a shaded swim area.  They also host birthday parties and even Fido can get in on the action. Teachout will host a Doggie Dive on August 20, 2017.

Opening Day: June 1, 2017

Closing Day: August 20, 2017

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Prices: Infant, ages 0-2, FREE; Youth, ages 3-20 $2.00; Adult, ages 21+ $4.00; ½ Price Admission Monday through Thursday after 5:00 pm; Family Swim Night is July 22, 2017 from 7:00 -9:00 pm $5 per Family; Punch Cards and Season passes are also available.

Teachout Family Aquatic Center

2601 Hubbell Avenue • Des Moines, IA • (515) 243-3567

Teachout Family Aquatic Center is located next to the Eastside Library. It has a zero-depth entry pool with a maximum depth of five feet. There are also two slides with a plunge pool for a wet and wild afternoon of fun.

Opening Day: Memorial Weekend, May 27 through May 29, 2017. Opens for the season on June 1, 2017.

Closing Day: August 20, 2017

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Prices: Infant, ages 0-2, FREE; Youth, ages 3-20 $2.00; Adult, ages 21+ $4.00; ½ Price Admission Monday through Thursday after 5:00 pm; Family Swim Night is July 22, 2017 from 7:00 -9:00 pm $5 per Family; Punch Cards and Season passes are also available.

Indianola

Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center

714 W. Detroit Avenue • Indianola, IA 50125 • (515) 961-9422

Zero depth pool features a small slide for toddlers and preschoolers, a play structure and a sand play area.  For the older kids there are two tube slides and a lap pool with a diving board. The Edgewater Snack Bar at Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center features fully stocked concessions.

Opening Day: May 27, 2017

Closing Day: August 19, 2017

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 to 7:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 to 6:00 pm

Prices: General Admission $5.00; Ages 2 and Under FREE with paying adult; ½ Price Admission after 5:00 pm; Veterans swim FREE with Military ID during all open swim hours; Season passes also available.

West Des Moines

Holiday Aquatic Center

1701 Railroad Avenue • West Des Moines, IA • (515) 273-0700

Holiday Aquatic Center features a swirl bowl slide, 180’ enclosed waterslide and 208’ open flume waterslide.  The facility also includes a zero depth entry pool and a play structure with slides for the younger kiddos.  In addition, there is also a large pool deck and grass sunning area as well as a snack bar.

Opening Day: June 3, 2017

Closing Day: TBD

Hours: Weekdays 11:30 am to 7:00pm; *Holiday closes at 5:30pm due to evening swim lessons during the following date ranges: June 12-23, June 26 – July 14 and July 17-28; Saturdays 11:30 am to 6:00pm and Sundays 12:00 Noon to 5:45pm

Prices: Infant, ages 0-3, FREE; Youth, ages 3-12 $5.00; Adult, ages 13+ $8.00; Senior $6.00; Half Price Admission Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 5:00 to 7:00 pm; ; Family Night Discount $12.00 per family on Wednesdays and Sundays 6:30 to 8:30 pm; Season passes also available.

Valley View Aquatic Center 

255 S 81st Street • West Des Moines, IA 50266 • (515) 273-0700

Large aquatic facility located near Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines. Valley View boasts a ten lane competitive pool with diving board and drop slide, a large leisure pool with spray features, four water slides including the “speed slide”, and a lazy river.

Opening Day: June 3, 2017

Closing Day: TBD

Hours: Sunday through Friday, 12:00 Noon to 5:30pm and 6:30 to 8:30pm; Saturday 12:00 Noon to 6:00pm.

Prices: Infant, ages 0-3, FREE; Youth, ages 3-12 $5.00; Adult, ages 13+ $8.00; Senior $6.00; Half Price Admission Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 6:30 to 8:30pm; Family Night Discount $12.00 per family on Wednesdays and Sundays 6:30 to 8:30 pm; Season passes also available.

 

 

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