Where to Swim in Plano

Now that the weather is warmer the pools across Plano will be opening soon. 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. There are a few spread across town and several more in surrounding areas. Here’s a look at the public pools in Plano.


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Plano Aquatic Center

Indoor pool and outdoor splash pad for kids. Admission is $3 for ages 3 and up. Hours are M-F 11am-3pm, Sat/Sun 1-6pm. Call before to check on summer hours. (972) 769-4232 This is a great place to take swimming lessons and also a nice place to rent out for a birthday party!


Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center

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They offer a lot of pool areas including an adult leisure pool, lazy river, indoor pool, and outdoor pool.  $3 for ages 3-15 and $6 for adults 16 and over.

They have several hours of operation because of lessons so call first to make sure they are open to the public (972) 769-4404  M-F 5am-10 pm (closed some during the morning for lessons) and Sat-Sun 10am-6 pm.

Kids will love the slides, splash area, and pools here! The inside is great too!

Oak Point Pool and Rec center- Currently closed for renovation!!

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Jack Carter Pool

Jack Carter Pool has a dual rider tube slide, body slide, lazy river, deep water pool with platform diving and a climbing wall, Flow Rider surf simulator, tot pool, leisure pool with some lap lanes, wet deck areas, spray features, rentable party areas, and concessions. Daily admission is $5 for children (ages 3-15) and $9 for adults. Mon – Sun Noon-8 pm

This will open for weekends on May 27. The pool will be open from Daily June 5 – Aug. 18.

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. It’s free and the hours are Summer hours begin Weekends May 27 – Sept. 3
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! 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. It opens Memorial Day Weekend!


With all these great pools around town, the hardest part will be deciding which one to try first!

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Shannon is Mommy to 2 kids, Wife, and Teacher. She was born and raised in Plano. After graduating from Baylor (sic' em!!) she returned to Plano to teach. With two young kids attending Plano Schools, she is a true Plano Mom (and a soccer Mom!!). She loves writing about parenting topics and fun events for kids around town.

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