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Pools & Aquatic Centers

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All pools operated by Lexington Parks and Recreation are now closed for the 2015 season.
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Lexington Parks & Recreation operates seven aquatic facilities located throughout Lexington.

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2015 Aquatics Calendar
April 18 Jacobson Boat Dock opens for the season (weekends only).
April 28 Swim lesson registration opens at noon. See Swim Lesson Page for more details. 
May 23 Aquatic Centers (Woodland, Castlewood, Tates Creek and Southland) open for the season.
May 30 All remaining pools open for the season at noon.
Aug 2 Douglass and Picadome pools close for the season at 6 pm – The four Aquatic Centers and Shillito remain open
Aug 11 Southland and Castlewood Aquatic Centers close for the season at 6 pm. Shillito, Woodland and Tates Creek will remain open on adjusted hours through Labor Day.
Aug 13 Jacobson Boat Dock open on weekends ONLY
Sept 7 Labor Day – All Remaining pools and aquatic centers close for the season at 5 pm.
Oct 4 Jacobson Boat Dock closes for the season at 7 pm.

Olympic & Mini Olympic Sized Pools 

The Olympic sized pools, Douglass (25m–701 Howard St.), Picadome (20m–469 Parkway Dr.) and Shillito (50m–300 Reynolds Rd.), include such amenities as bath houses and vending machines. Daily admission to our Olympic/Neighborhood pools is $3 for youth 15 & under and $4 for adults 16 & over. Operating hours (except Shillito) are noon–6 pm, Monday–Saturday and 1–6 pm on Sunday. Shillito is open 11 am–8 pm, Monday–Saturday and 1–8 pm on Sunday. LOCATIONS

  • Shillito will open at 2pm on June 14 and 15.
  • Hours will be adjusted while school is in session.

Family Aquatic Centers 

The family aquatic centers are located at Castlewood (320 Parkview Avenue), Southland (625 Hill-n-Dale Drive), Tates Creek (1400 Gainesway Drive) and Woodland (601 E. High St.). These facilities include bath houses, concession stands and water play areas for children 10 and under, outdoor play areas, slides, diving boards, grassy beach areas for sunning and zero depth entry/exit. Daily admission to a family aquatic center is $4 for youth 15 & under and $5 for adults 16 & over. Operating hours for all facilities except Southland are 11 am–8 pm, Monday–Saturday and 1–8 pm on Sunday. Operating hours at Southland are 10 am–8 pm, Monday–Saturday and 1–8 pm on Sunday.


  • Hours will be adjusted while school is in session.

      Pool Passes 

       Individual Pool Pass:


       Family Pool Pass:


      Pool passes are available to be purchased online at beginning April 28 at noon through May 17.  After that time, pool passes may be purchased at aquatic centers during operating hours beginning May 23. The cost is $40 for an individual pool pass when purchased at the pools. Family passes (up to six family members) will also be available for $200 if purchased at the pools.  

      Birthday Parties 

      What better way to celebrate a summer birthday than to have a pool party. Come join us at the Woodland Aquatic Center to celebrate that special day. Included in the birthday package are a private party room for 2 hours and admission to the aquatic center. Parties are for 1–12 children and two adults. The fee for a birthday party is $75. Parties are available June 7 through August 4. For further information and reservations, visit our website. For questions, please call 288-2973. 

      Click here to reserve the Woodland Birthday Party Room


      For Information about Jacobson Park Marina, visit our Jacobson Park Page.






      Photos from the pools


      Related Information 

      LOCATIONS: Where our pools are
      RULES: Get to know our rules before you go
      SWIM LESSONS: We will teach you

      EVENTS: See whats happening

      Contact Us 

      Parks & Recreation Aquatics
      (859) 288-2973
      Fax (859) 254-0142 

      Last updated: 9/21/2015 3:09:49 PM