Pool Hours, Schedules, Programs and Events

Parks and Recreation manages four outdoor and two indoor pools to serve the citizens of Columbia.

Note: All facilities are subject to early closings if low attendance (10 patrons or less in a two hour period), inclement weather, or if reserved for a special program. All outdoor facilities will remain closed whenever projected high temperatures for the day are below 75 degrees.

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SWIM HOTLINE

Call 874-7663 for updated
facility closings and openings

 

This web page is updated in conjunction with the publishing of the Leisure Times activity guide in March and August.



 Aquatic Programs

Boy/Girl Scout Day

Attention all scouts! Hickman Pool will be hosting a day just for you. Activities will include five stations on a variety of water safety topics and fun games. All groups must preregister. If you are registering for a troop, please add each child to your household to include them in the class roster.

Location: Hickman Indoor Pool at Hickman High School, 1104 N. Providence Rd.

ACTIVITY # DATE TIME PRICE
101900-01 Sun: Feb 24, 2019 1:00-3:00PM $3/person

Girl Scout and Boy Scout Logos

 

 


NEW! DINGHY DERBY

Contact: Megan Harrington, 573-874-7434, Megan.Harrington@como.gov

Ahoy there, mateys! Come on out and show off your seafaring skills in the 2018 Dinghy Derby. This fun event will test your engineering expertise or your swimming skills! Dinghies must be made entirely out of cardboard, duct tape and rubber cement; dinghies are to be no wider than 3.5 feet and are made for up to two person teams. Prizes given for the 1st and 2nd fastest dinghy in each age category, spirit prize for loudest team, ingenuity award for best use of cardboard, peacock prize for best dressed team and Titanic prize for the best sinking dinghy.

Location: Hickman Indoor Pool at Hickman High School, 1104 N. Providence Rd.

ACTIVITY # DATE TIME AGE PRICE
101206-01 Friday: Nov 2, 2018 5:30-7pm 8+ $15

cardboard dinghy

 

Father’s Day Special

Dads get FREE admission at all City outdoor pools with the purchase of a child’s admission. Valid on Father’s Day only

DATE LOCATION PRICE
Sunday, June 17, 2018 All outdoor municipal pools Dads are free with purchase of a child’s admission

father with children

 


Family Splash Bash

Bring the whole family and watch the sun go down while you swim, have dinner and enjoy music. Glow sticks provided, dinner includes hot dog, chips and Kool-Aid. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Season Passes not valid for this event. Registration required.

Location: Lake of the Woods Pool, 6700 St. Charles Road

ACTIVITY # DATE
TIME
PRICE
316902-01 F: Jul 13, 2018 7:30-9:30pm $5/person
316902-02 F: Jul 27, 2018 7:30-9:30pm $5/person

sunset

 

 


Little Swimmers Playtime

Come enjoy the play structure and zero depth area at Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center during a time specifically reserved for little ones and an adult playmate. Daily admission fee is required for all participants, which includes all little ones and their adult playmates. This activity is for ages 10 and under with an adult (16 years and older).

Tuesdays are free for aquatic season pass holders.

Location: Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center, 1900 Blue Ridge Road

DATE
TIME
AGES
PRICE
Mon-Fri: June 4- Aug 3, 2018 10:45-11:45am 10 and under (with an adult) $1/person

water play area

 

Adult Lap Swim Only

This is a time for adults (16 and older) to enjoy lap swimming or water walking outside in the fresh summer air at Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center. It takes place during Little Swimmers, but in a separate pool.

Location: Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center, 1900 Blue Ridge Road

DATE
TIME
AGES
PRICE
Mon-Thurs, June 4-Aug 3, 2018 10:45-11:45am 16 and older $1/person

lap lanes at Albert-Oakland Aquatic Center

 

Pooch Plunge

Finish off the ‘dog days’ of summer at Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center. The pool (no slides) is open for dogs and must be accompanied by an adult! DOGS SWIM ONLY! Owners are responsible for cleaning up any accidents; dog and owner must be pre-registered to participate. Friendly dogs only! If weather is inclement, please call thehotline at 573-874-7663, option 3 after 5:30pm for possible cancellations.

Location: Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center, 1900 Blue Ridge Road

ACTIVITY #
DATE
TIME
PRICE
114401-01 Tues: Sept 4, 2018 6:30-7:30pm $4

Pooch Plunge

 


Summer Swim Team

Join us in the spirit of fun of our summer swim team, the Piranhas! This team is designed for Columbia area youth to participate on a summer recreation swim team. The team is part of the Show-Me League. The Piranhas welcome beginner team members!

Age: 5-18

Location: Hickman Indoor Pool at Hickman High School, 1104 N. Providence Rd.

ACTIVITY #
DATE
TIME
PRICE
316903-01 M, Tu, Th, F: Jun 1 – Jul 12, 2018
3:15-4:15pm $100

 

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