Central Iowa Pools & Aquatic Centers

A list of central Iowa pools and aquatic centers, prices, times and dates they are open. Please let me know if you see something missing or incorrect.

Central Iowa Pools & Aquatic Centers

Adel

  • Adel Family Aquatic Center – 1800 South 15th Street (on the corner of Meadow Road by the newer water tower)
  • Open daily 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Family swim daily 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Unless during a swim lesson session)
  • Admission (3-54): $5; PM only: $4
  • Child (0-2): $1; PM only: $0
  • Ages (55+): $4; PM only: $3
  • Family Pass: $15
  • NEW: Adel-Indianola-Winterset Super Family Aquatic Center Pass. Learn more here.

Altoona

  • Altoona Aquatics Park – 1200 Venbury Drive, Altoona
    • Monday – Friday: Noon – 7 p.m.
    • Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Resident Day: $5.75
    • Non-Resident Day: $7.50
    • Punch cards and season passes available!

 

  • Adventure Bay – In Adventureland Amusement Park
    • Opens daily from Memorial Day weekend.
    • Click here for specific hours of water park
    • Pool, lots of slides, and lots of fun!

Ankeny

  • Cascade Falls Aquatic Center – 2350 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy, Ankeny
    • Opens May 27-29, June 1 – Sept 4 (when school is in session, will be open on weekends only thru Labor Day)
    • Noon – 7 p.m. everyday
    • Daily $8.00
    • Senior $5.00
    • Children 2 and under $1.00
    • Family Fun Nights: June 11 & 25, July 9 & 23
    • Seasons passes available

Heated water, Zero depth entry pool, Kiddie slide – no height requirement, Floor geysers and water cannons, (2) 250 foot inner-tube water slides – must be 48″ or taller, Lazy river, Lap pool with diving well and drop slide – must be 48″ or taller, 1 meter spring board and 3 meter platform diving – No height requirement, Flowrider surf machine – must be 42″ or taller, Swirl Bowl slide – must be 48″ or taller, Lap swimming, Water Walking, Concessions, Family changing rooms, Grass area for sunbathing, Lounge chairs, and In-pool shade.

  • Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center – 1220 NW Prairie Ridge Dr, Ankeny
    • May 27 – 29, June 1 – TBD
    • Noon – 6 p.m. everyday
    • Splash park only; Monday thru Friday 10 am – 11:45 am
    • Daily $4
    • Seniors $3
    • Children 2 and under $1.00
    • Splash park only is FREE;
      • 10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., Monday – Friday
      • May 30th – TBD
    • Family Fun Nights: June 11 & 25, July 9 & 23
    • Season passes available

Heated water, Zero depth entry, 150 & 140 foot water slides – must be 48″ or taller, Kiddie slide – No height requirement, Lily pad walk – must be 54″ or taller, Floor geysers, Concessions, Family changing rooms, Grass area for sunbathing, Chaise lounge chairs, In-pool shade, Lap swimming, and Splash park.

Clive

  • Clive Aquatic Center – 1801 NW 114th Street, Clive
    • Monday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Friday 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Saturday & Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Daily $8.00
    • 3-12 years old $5.00
    • 2 years and younger FREE
    • Seniors & Military $6.00
    • Season passes available

A great place for children and young families to learn to swim and enjoy the water. The leisure pool includes a zero-depth entry and progresses to a depth of 3 ft. 10 in. There are sprays, fountains, a toddler treehouse slide, shade seating and sometimes a turtle or log floatable is in the pool to climb around.

Dallas Center

  • Lena Moser Memorial Swimming Pool – 1108 Vine Street, Dallas Center
    • Opening date to be determined!
    • Open daily 12:30 – 8 pm
    • Daily admission $3
    • Offer passes & punch cards!

Our community swimming pool, a very nice facility for a small community, is situated in the east part of Dallas Center at 1108 Vine Street. Certified lifeguards are on duty.

Des Moines

Daily admissions pertain to all Des Moines aquatics and pools 

2 years and under – FREE

3 – 20 years – $2.00

21 years and over $4.00

After 5 p.m. Monday thru Thursday 1/2 price

Teen Night at all Des Moines Pools: June 23rd; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Family Swim Night at all Des Moines Pools: July 22nd; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Nahas Aquatic Center – 1101 Porter Ave
    • Monday thru Saturday; 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    • Sundays; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Open June 1st thru August 22nd 
  • Northwest Aquatic Center – 4915 Madison Ave
    • Monday thru Saturday; 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    • Sundays; 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.
    • June 1st thru August 20th 
  • Teachout Aquatic Center – 2601 Hubbell Ave
    • Monday thru Saturday; 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    • Sundays; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Memorial Weekend May 27, 28, 29; close and reopen June 1 thru August 20th 
  • Ashworth Pool – 101 SW 45th Street
    • Monday thru Saturday; 1 p.m. – 6:30 pm
    • Sundays; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Opens June 1st thru August 20th 
  • Birdland Pool – 300 Holcomb
    • Monday thru Saturday; 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    • Sundays; 1 p.m.  – 5 p.m.
    • Opens June 1st thru August 20th

Indianola

  • Indianola Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center – 714 W. Detroit Ave, Indianola
    • May 27th – August 19th (except when Indianola schools are in session)
    • Mon, Weds, Fri, Sat & Sun; 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Tuesday & Thursday; 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    • $5 admission
    • Ages 2 and under FREE with adult
    • Half price after 5 pm
    • Tot Splash Time –
      • Mon, Weds, Fri & Sat; 10:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
      • Ages 6 and under with an adult
      • $2 per person including adults
    • Season passes available

West Des Moines

  • Holiday Aquatic Center – 1701 Railroad Ave, West Des Moines
    • Opens June 3rd
    • Monday thru Friday; 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Except when there are swim lessons)
    • Saturdays; 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Sundays; Noon – 5:45 p.m.
    • Under 3 years old FREE
    • 3 – 12 years $5.oo
    • 13 years and older $8.00
    • Seniors $6.00
    • Family Nights –
      • $12 per family
      • Sundays; 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    • Splash Stiumlus – (before June 15th & after July 31st)
      • Half price admission
      • Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri; 5 – 7 pm
    • Season passes available

Swirl Bowl Slide, 180’ Enclosed Waterslide, and 208’ Open Flume Waterslide.

  • Valley View Aquatic Center – 255 S 81st Street, West Des Moines
    • Opens June 3rd
    • Sunday through Friday; Noon – 5:30 pm & 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    • Saturdays; Noon – 6 pm
    • Under 3 years old FREE
    • 3 – 12 years old $5.00
    • 13 years and older $8.00
    • Seniors $6.00
    • Family Nights –
      • $12 per family Wednesday & Sunday; 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    • Splash Stimulus –
      • Half price admission
      • Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri; 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    • Season passes available

10 lane, 25 yard competitive pool with diving board and drop slide large leisure pool with spray features, four water slides including the “speed slide” 600 ft. lazy river.