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Outdoor Aquatic Centers and Pools in the Des Moines Area

From lazy rivers to corkscrew water slides to a surf simulation machine, aquatic centers and swimming pools in Des Moines provide a splashtastic good time all summer long.  Check out where to get wet and keep your cool this summer in Des Moines.

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: May 27th 2016, Memorial Day Weekend
Closing Day: August 17th, 2016; open on weekends through Labor Day Weekend September 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2016.
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

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 4th, 2016
Closing Day: August 21st, 2016
Hours: Monday through Friday 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00
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:  Cascade Falls will be open on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30 and the following weekend, Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5 before officially opening for the summer on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.
Closing Day: Cascade Falls will be open weekends only through Labor Day, Aug. 27-28 and Sept. 3-5.
Hours: Daily 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Price: 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 31 – August 12.

Opening Day:  Prairie Ridge will be open on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30 and the following weekend, Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5 before officially opening for the summer on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.
Closing Day: August 23, 2016
Hours: Daily 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Price: 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 “treehouse” 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: May 27th, 2016
Closing Day: August 21, 2016
Hours: Monday through Friday 11:30 am to 7:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am to 6:00 pm
Price: 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 4th, 2016
Closing Day: August 21st, 2016
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Price: 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 June 24th, 2016 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 4th, 2016
Closing Day: August 21st, 2016
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Price: 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 1st, 2016 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 4th, 2016
Closing Day: August 21st, 2016
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Price: 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 22nd, 2016 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. Family Swim Night at this aquatic center is scheduled for July 24th.  Families will be able to get into the aquatic center for $5.00 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  All children under 18 are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Opening Day: Memorial Weekend May 28, 29, 30; close and reopen for the summer on June 4th, 2016
Closing Day: August 21st, 2016
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Price: 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 June 24th, 2016 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.  Even Fido can get in on the action. Teachout will host a Doggie Dive on September 5th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

Opening Day: June 4th, 2016
Closing Day: August 23rd, 2016; open on weekends only August 27th, 28th and Labor Day Weekend September 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2016.
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Price: 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 June 17th, 2016 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 with a variety of hot sandwiches, cold drinks, chips, combo meals, snow cones, ice cream bars, and many other items.

Opening Day: May 28th, 2016
Closing Day: August 21st, 2016
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 to 7:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 to 6:00 pm
Price: Infant, ages 0-2, FREE; Youth, ages 3-18, Indianola Resident $4.00, Non-Resident $5.00; Adult, ages 19-59, Indianola Resident $4.50, Non-Resident $5.50; Senior, ages 60+, Indianola Resident $4.00, Non-Resident $5.00; ½ Price Admission after 5:00 pm; Season passes also available.

West Des Moines

Holiday Aquatic Center

1701 Railroad Avenue • West Des Moines • (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 2nd, 2016
Closing Day: August 21, 2016
Hours: Weekdays 11:30 am to 7:00pm; *Holiday closes at 5:30pm due to evening swim lessons during the following date ranges: June 13-24, July 5-29; Saturdays 11:30 am to 6:00pm and Sundays 12:00 Noon to 5:45pm
Price: Infant, ages 0-3, FREE; Youth, ages 3-12 $5.00; Adult, ages 13+ $8.00; Senior $6.00; Family Night Discount $12.00 per family on Wednesdays and Sundays 6:30 to 8:30 pm; Splash Stimulus Half Price Admission – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 5:00 to 7:00 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 2nd
Closing Day: August 11, 2016
Hours: Sunday through Friday, 12:00 Noon to 5:30pm and 6:30 to 8:30pm; Saturday 12:00 Noon to 6:00pm.
Price: Infant, ages 0-3, FREE; Youth, ages 3-12 $5.00; Adult, ages 13+ $8.00; Senior $6.00; ½ 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; Splash Stimulus Half Price Admission – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 5:00 to 7:00 pm; Season passes also available.

 

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