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Pools & Aquatic Centers

Swimmers at Woodland 

Lexington Parks & Recreation operates seven aquatic facilities located throughout Lexington.

Parks and Recreation Pool Hours & Prices

Castlewood, Tates Creek, Southland and Woodland Aquatic Centers



Monday – Saturday-  10 am - 8 pm

Sunday-  Noon – 8 pm

$4 Children (Ages 1 - 15)

$5 Adults (16 & over)

Shillito Pool

Douglass and Picadome Pools

Hours:  Admission:
Monday – Saturday-
10 am - 8 pm
Noon – 8 pm

$3 Children
(Age 1 - 15)

$4 Adults
(16 & over)

Hours:  Admission:
Monday – Saturday-
12 pm - 6 pm
1 pm – 6 pm

$3 Children
(Age 1 - 15)

$4 Adults
(16 & over)

Note: Parks and Recreation Swim Teams will be holding swim meets at city pools on select Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Pools hosting meets will be closing early to accommodate these events. Click here for our Swim Meet Schedule.

Children under 1 are admitted free to all city pools and aquatic centers

Note: Parks and Recreation does not offer refunds due to inclement weather.

Pools and Aquatic Centers now accept all major credit cards!
A valid photo ID is required for credit card purchases.
Notice: Tates Creek Aquatic Center will be closing to the public on Monday, August 1 and Wednesday, August 3rd at 2pm in order to host the City Championship swim meet. 

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 10 am–8 pm, Monday–Saturday and Noon–8 pm on Sunday. LOCATIONS

  • 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 Family Aquatics Centers are 10 am–8 pm, Monday–Saturday and Noon–8 pm on Sunday. 


  • Hours will be adjusted while school is in session.

      Pool Passes 

       Individual Pool Pass:

      At Pool - $40

       Family Pool Pass:

      At Pool - $200

      Pool passes may be purchased at aquatic centers during operating hours beginning May 28. 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.  

      Online pool pass registration is now Closed. Pool passes can now be purchased at the pools during normal operating hours.

      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 4 through August 6. 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.

      2016 Aquatics Calendar
      April 16 Jacobson Boat Dock opens for the season (weekends only).
      April 26 Online Swim lesson registration opens at Noon. See Swim Lesson Page for more details. 
      April 26 In-Person Swim Lesson Registration, Noon-7 p.m.
      Parks Administrative Offices
      (469 Parkway Drive)
      April 26 Pool passes available online beginning at 9 a.m.
      May 28 Aquatic Centers (Woodland, Castlewood, Tates Creek and Southland) open for the season.
      May 28 Jacobson Boat Dock open DAILY
      June 4 All remaining pools open for the season at noon.
      July 31 Douglass and Picadome pools close for the season at 6 pm – The four Aquatic Centers and Shillito remain open
      Aug 9 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 9 Jacobson Boat Dock open on weekends ONLY
      Sept 5 Labor Day – All Remaining pools and aquatic centers close for the season at 5 pm.
      Oct 2 Jacobson Boat Dock closes for the season at 7 pm.






       Aquatics Master Plan

      The Lexington division of Parks and Recreation has just completed our community-wide Aquatics Master Plan. The plan has a number of recommendations about our facilities, funding, and programming, and identifies ways we can improve our offerings to the public. This plan was approved by the Urban County Council and phase 1 is currently funded for FY2017. Check back here for updates on our progress.

       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 

      Castlewood Aquatic Center is closed. It will reopen at 3pm on Saturday, June 16.
      Woodland Aquatic Center diving well is closed due to mechanical issues. It will reopen at 4pm on Friday, June 15.
      Last updated: 7/26/2016 11:47:58 AM