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.

swimmer at ARC Water Zone


Call 573-874-7663 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 

Pooch Plunge

Finish off the ‘dog days’ of summer at Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center. The pool (no slides) is open for dogs; pets 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. Limited space–friendly dogs only! If weather is inclement, please call the hotline at 573-874-7663, option 3 after 5:30pm for possible cancellations.

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

2020 date/time to be announced 

Pooch Plunge