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Swimming Pools near me in Plano

Where are the Public Pools near me?

If you don’t have a pool in your backyard then you need to start looking ahead at some of our local pools in the area – many of them are free with a Plano Recreation Center membership 

There are a few spread across town and several more in surrounding areas – many of them operated at Plano Rec Centers.

Here’s a look at Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools open in Plano

Jack Carter Pool

photo credit: Plano Parks and Rec

Covid-19 Update: Open to the Public June 29 – August 9 and weekends until Labor Day, September 7.

Reservations only during this time with a limit of 250 guests. Book a 3 hour visit at least two days in advance starting at 8 a.m. To make a reservation, go to Recreation Online and type in the word Carter in the search bar. Login in by using your current recreation account or create one if you are a new user.  Here are detailed instructions on how to reserve a spot.

Jack Carter Pool

Jack Carter Pool has:

  • A dual rider tube slide
  • Body slide
  • Lazy river
  • A deep water pool with platform diving and a climbing wall (12ft 6in)
  • A Flow Rider surf simulator
  • A tot pool
  • A leisure pool with some lap lanes
  • Spray features
Jack Carter Pool Plano TX

You can rent party areas, enjoy the concessions and use changing rooms with rentable lockers for guests.

Address: 2601 Pleasant Valley Drive, Plano 75023


Mon – Saturday: 9am – 12 noon, 1pm – 4pm, 5pm – 8pm

Sunday: 1pm – 4pm, 5pm – 8pm 

July 4 and Labor Day hours: 11am – 2pm, 3pm – 6pm

Cost: Daily admission is $5 for children (ages 3-15) and $9 for adults (16+).

Call: 972-208-8081

photo credit: Plano Parks and Rec

Plano Aquatic Center

Indoor pool and outdoor splash pad for kids – its a great option for a Splash Pad and 25 yard lap-pool nearby. This is a great place to take swimming lessons and also a nice place to rent out for a birthday party (2 hours)!

Address: 2301 Westside Drive, Plano TX 75075


Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm

Sat – 10am – 5pm.

Sun – 12pm – 5pm

Call before to check on summer hours. July 4: 8am – 1pm

Cost: $3 resident/$5 non-resident (ages 3+)

Call: (972) 769-4232 

Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center

photo credit Plano Parks and Rec

Due to Covid-19, only the indoor pool is available.

Tom Muehlenbeck offers a lot of pool areas including an adult leisure pool, lazy river, indoor pool, and outdoor pool and is operated by the City of Plano Parks and Recreation Department. Kids will love the slides, splash area, and pools here! The inside is great too.  

Address: 5801 W. Parker Rd, Plano TX 75093


M-F 6am- 8 pm (closed some during the morning for lessons)

Sat 8am – 5pm

Sun 10am- 5pm.

They have several hours of operation because of lessons so call first to make sure they are open to the public 

Cost: $3 resident/$5 non-resident (3-15 yrs); $6 resident/$9 non-resident (16 yrs & up)

Call: (972) 769-4404  

Oak Point Pool and Recreation center

Recently renovated, the Oak Point Recreation Center now has great new Swim facilities and feature 15+ (25 meter) lanes.

Address: 6000 Jupiter Rd, Plano, TX 75074


Monday – Friday 6am – 8pm

Saturday: 8am – 5pm

Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Cost: $3 resident/$5 non-resident (3-15 yrs); $6 resident/$9 non-resident (16 yrs & up)

Call: 972-941-7540

Harry Rowlinson Community Natatorium

Rowlinson Natatorium is an indoor 25-yard facility with deep and shallow water training areas and a zero depth entry ramp in the shallow area. It is open weekends during the summer season and for scheduled classes only during fall, winter, and spring.

Address: 1712 Avenue P, Plano, TX 75074

Summer hours: Sat/Sun 1pm-5pm

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The Texas Pool

The Texas Pool is a historic salt water pool shaped like Texas!

Due to Covid-19, masks are required for all guests over the age of 10, but not in the water. They have a capacity of 75 guests at one time.

Address: 901 Springbrook Drive, Plano TX 75075


Tuesday – Friday 11am – 8pm

Saturday 10am – 8pm

Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Cost: Membership $150 individual/$250 family. Members’ guests pay $5 per person.

Call: 972-881-8392

It’s a membership-based community pool with slides and diving boards. It’s a great place for parties or just a day of fun in the sun and enjoy Memorial Day fireworks in the evening. It opens Memorial Day Weekend!

With all these great pools around town, the hardest part will be deciding which one to try first! We also like to inform Plano Moms about pool safety.

Diving Pool Jack Carter Pool Plano TX
Jack Carter Pool

Please see our following Top 5 Safety Tips for Pools and Swimming:

Swimming can be a fun summer activity for children of all ages. Playing in the public pool or at the community water park can provide the opportunity for quality family time with your kids. Sadly, thousands of children die or are injured each year in preventable swimming accidents.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), about 300 children under age five drown in pools and spas each year. And, more than 3,200 children are hospitalized due to pool-and-spa-related injuries.

Learn public pool safety tips and guidelines to help keep your child safe in the water.

1. Be Informed

First and foremost, staying alert and educated will help keep your child safe in the water. Share safety instructions with babysitters and neighbors to prevent injury or drowning.

2. Be Alert

Never leave your child unattended at a public pool or spa. Constant supervision is an extremely important step to make sure your child is safe.

Drownings can happen in the blink of an eye and typically occur when there’s a lapse in adult supervision.

Never multitask while your child is swimming. Talking on the phone, sun-bathing, reading a book or magazine — these all take your eyes away from watching your child, who can become injured in minutes if left unsupervised. As an extra precaution, always keep a cell phone close by.

3. Practice Water Safety

According to CPSC, drownings and close calls are eight times more likely to occur in children who don’t know how to swim.

Make sure that you learn how to swim. Engage young children with interactive online games to educate them about pool and water safety.

Any child who is an inexperienced swimmer should wear an approved flotation device before entering the water. Shallow sections should be roped off and designated as safe areas for anyone who isn’t an experienced swimmer.

Be sure that the pool area is fenced off to prevent small children from falling into the water, and that there is a locking, self-closing gate.

4. Know the Danger of Drain Entrapments

Drain entrapments are often the result of a swimmer’s hair, limbs, clothing, or jewelry getting tangled in a faulty drain. Never let your child play or swim near drains or suction outlets, especially in spas and shallow pools. Entrapment caused by powerful suction from a pool or spa’s drain can trap a child.

Ensure that public pools and spas have compliant drain covers. Do not use a pool or spa if there are flat, broken, or missing drain covers.

Children’s public wading pools, pools designed for young children, and in-ground spas that have flat drain grates and single main drain systems pose the greatest risk of entrapment.

Also be sure that life-saving equipment, such as life rings or reaching poles, are available for use.

5. Stay Educated

Teach your child basic water safety tips, and practice them yourself. Make sure that everyone in your family learns to swim. Your entire family can enroll in age-appropriate Red Cross water orientation and Learn-to-Swim courses to be prepared and safe in the water.

Understand the basics of CPR and other life-saving skills. Take CPR and first-aid courses, and continue to update your training through programs offered by the American Red Cross.

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