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The Best Swimming Pools near me in Plano

Where are the Best public Swimming 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 Swimming Pools spread across town and several more in surrounding areas – many of them operated at Plano Recreation Centers.

photo credit: Plano Parks and Rec

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

Jack Carter Pool

Address: 2601 Pleasant Valley Drive, Plano 75023

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

Call: 972-208-8081

Hours for the entire pool (opening date Memorial Day 2022)

Monday Noon – 6pm

Tuesday – Saturday Noon – 8pm

Sunday: Noon – 6pm

Outdoor Pool – Tot Pool Features only

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am – 12 noon

At Jack Carter Pool, you’ll find

  • 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

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

Jack Carter Pool Plano TX

Plano Aquatic Center

Address: 2301 Westside Drive, Plano TX 75075

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

Call: (972) 769-4232 

Hours for the entire pool (opening date Memorial Day 2022)

Mon-Fri: Noon to 5pm

Sat & Sun 1pm to 6pm

Plano Parks and Recreation
photo credit: Plano Parks and Rec

Indoor swimming 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)!

Swimming Pools Plano
Photo Credit: Plano Parks and Recreation

Liberty Recreation Center

Address: 2601 Glencliff Dr, Plano, TX 75075

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

Hours for the entire pool (opening date Memorial Day 2022)

Mon-Thurs Noon to 6:30pm

Friday Noon to 7pm

Sat & Sun 1pm to 5:45pm

This is the first summer for Liberty Recreation Center since its recent renovation–so we’re excited to break in the swimming pools’ new hammock area, lily pad pool crossing and the general refresh!

Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center

Address: 5801 W. Parker Rd, Plano TX 75093

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

Call: (972) 769-4404  

Hours for the entire pool (opening date Memorial Day 2022)

Indoor Pool

Monday – Friday 5am – 8.45am* adults only

Monday – Thursday 1pm – 5.45pm* adults only

Friday 1pm – 8.45pm

Saturday and Sunday – 1pm – 5.45pm

Outdoor Pool

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am – 6.45pm

Saturday 10am – 5.45pm

Sunday 1pm – 5.45pm

Tot Time (outdoor lower pool only)

Tuesday and Thursday 10am – Noon

photo credit Plano Parks and Rec

Tom Muehlenbeck offers a lot of swimming 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.

TMC offers indoor and outdoor pool experiences complete with a concession stand (it’s a good alternative to Jack Carter Pool if it’s too busy!)

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

Oak Point Pool and Recreation center

Address: 6000 Jupiter Rd, Plano, TX 75074

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

Call: 972-941-7540

Hours for the entire pool (opening date Memorial Day 2022)

Monday – Thursday 1pm – 5.45pm

Friday 1pm – 8.45pm

Saturday and Sunday: 1pm – 5.45pm

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

Their entire pool is open for select hours and allowing lap swimming for specific hours too. Please check these before leaving home.

Oak Point Recreation Center’s outdoor swimming pool is out of operation since the new pool is being constructed but due to open Summer 2022.

In addition, they’ll have log rolling available during the open swim on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. (Check website for open swim times). 

Their Outdoor Pool is currently closed for renovations but due to open Fall 2022.

Harry Rowlinson Community Natatorium

Address: 1712 Avenue P, Plano, TX 75074

Summer hours: Sat/Sun 1pm-5pm

Call: 972-769-4232

Rowlinson Natatorium is an indoor 25-yard facility with deep and shallow water training and swimming pool 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.

Carpenter Recreation Center Pool

Their entire swimming pool is open for select hours and allows lap swimming for specific hours too. Please check these before leaving home.

Address: 6701 Coit Road, Plano, TX 75024

Cost: Ages 3-15 years: $3 resident/ $5 non-resident
Ages 16 & older: $6 resident / $9 non-resident

Hours for the entire pool (opening date Memorial Day 2022)

Monday – Thursday Noon – 4.45pm

Friday 3pm – 8.45pm

Saturday Noon – 5.45pm

Sunday 1pm – 5.45pm

(photo credit: The Texas Pool

The Texas Pool

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

Address: 901 Springbrook Drive, Plano TX 75075

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

Call: 972-881-8392


Tuesday – Friday 11am – 8pm

Saturday 10am – 8pm

Sunday 12pm – 6pm

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.

Water slides in Plano
Photo Credit: Plano Parks and Recreation

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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Wednesday 4th of August 2021

Liberty Rec Center's pool is not open on Monday's nor Wednesday's.