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

Due to a lifeguard shortage the City of West Des Moines is modifying the open swim schedule for the first two to three weeks of the season for its two aquatic centers.

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:  During the modified schedule Holiday Park will be open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 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 4, 2017

Closing Day: TBD

Hours: During the modified schedule Valley View will be open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.  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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