Water fun for people of all ages. See where to go to stay cool this summer in Stanislaus

With days of triple-digit temperatures upon us, Stanislaus County public pools are opening for summer. From splash pads at parks for the young ones, to lap swimming and even special programs for seniors and the disabled, there’s a refreshing option for all.

Splash Pads and Grounds


Open through Labor Day, daily from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.


Lions’ Junction on the Virginia Corridor Trail, at Roseburg and Virginia avenues

Sylvan Park: 2801 Niabell Place

Ustach Park: 2700 Hillglen Ave.

Sanders Park: Kodiak Drive and Litt Road

Freedom Park: 3500 Sharon Ave.

Coffee Claratina Park: 4400 Highlights Way

Graceada Park: 401 Needham St.


Open through Sept. 4, daily from noon-7 p.m.


Broadway Park: 501 N. Broadway

Columbia Park: 600 Columbia

Public Recreational and Lap Swimming

Lap Swimming


June 17 through Aug. 1, closed June 19 and July 4.

Lap swimming for individuals 15 and older. $2 per swim session. 209-577-5344

Beyer High School pool: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon and 4:30-7 p.m.

Johansen High School pool: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon and 4:30-7 p.m.


Through Aug. 1, closed June 19 and July 4

Lap swimming for individuals 18 and older, ages 14-17 with parental supervision. $3 regular, $2 senior per swim session. 209-895-8084.

Patterson Aquatic Center: Monday-Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 1025 W. Las Palmas Ave.

Recreational Swim


Through Aug.1, closed June 19 and July 4

Loaner life jackets available at all locations — first come, first served. Admission is $2 per swim. 209-577-5344

Graceada Park pool: Swimming for kids 12 and under. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m.

Davis High School pool: All-ages swim. Monday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m.

Johansen High School pool: All-ages swim. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. and Saturday 5-7 p.m.


Regional Water Safety Training Center: Admission is $4.50 for kids and adults per swim session, kids 1 and under free. 209-238-0870, 10 I St.

Tuesday-Sunday through Aug. 4: Session 1, noon-2 p.m.; Session 2, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday only, Aug. 10 through Sept. 1: Session 1, noon-2 p.m.; Session 2, 2:30-4:30 p.m.


Pitman High School pool: June 12-July 27, Monday-Thursday, 12:30-2 p.m.

Admission is $1, ages 17 and under, and $3 ages 18 and older. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 209-668-5594. 2525 W. Christoffersen Parkway.


Patterson Aquatic Center: Through through Aug. 10, Monday-Sunday, 12:15-3:15 p.m.

Admission is $3 regular, $2 seniors, and $1 to enter but not swim. 209-895-8188. 1025 W. Las Palmas Ave.


Riverbank Community Pool: Open now until mid-August, Monday-Friday, 1-3:30 p.m, Saturday 10 am.-4 p.m. Admission is $3. 209-863-7150. Corner of Seventh and Stanislaus streets.


Royse Memorial Pool: Open now through July 28, Monday-Thursday, noon-4 p.m; Friday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m; Friday nights, 5:30-8 p.m. Aug. 3-31, open weekends only.

Admission is $1 for children 13 and under, $2 ages 14 and up. 209-845-3568. 555 N. Third Ave.

Senior and Disabled Swimming

A drop-in program for seniors and disabled persons. Pool is indoors and a swim card is required for admission, no cash accepted on site. Financial aid available. Call 209-577-5344 for more information.

Sonoma Elementary School Pool: $2 per swim

Through Aug. 1, Monday-Thursday, 8:30-10 a.m.

Aug. 5-Dec. 5, Monday-Thursday, 3:30-5 p.m.

Swim Lessons

Many of the public pools in the area offer many swim lesson dates and for all skill levels.


Lessons are listed in the City of Modesto Summer Activities Guide: www.modestogov.com/DocumentCenter/View/22279/Summer-Activity-Guide-Printable-PDF


Swim Lessons are listed at www.cityofturlock.org/recreation/aquaticsswimming/swimminglessons.asp.