15 Pools + Aquatic Centers in Des Moines

 

Welcome warmer temps! Here is a list of pools and aquatic centers in the Des Moines area. I have included hours, prices and special swim times. Please always make sure to double check before going. Happy swimming!

Adel Family Aquatic Center

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Daily Admission Fees
Ages (3–54)  $5.00
Child (0–2)  $1.00
Ages (55+)  $4.00
Family Pass  $15.00

P.M. Session Only
Ages (3-54)  $4.00
Child (0-2)  No charge
Ages (55+)  $3.00

Park Hours: Daily from 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Family Swim & Adult Lap Swimming 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (unless during a swim lesson)

Altoona Aquatics Park

Altoona, Iowa, Waterpark, Pool, Swimming

[Picture courtesy of Altoona Chamber}

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Day Pass Fees:

SEP Resident Day Pass – $6
Non Resident Day Pass – $8

Punch Cards:

SEP Resident (12 punches) – $57
Non Resident (12 punches) – $75

Monday – Friday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Storytime Swim: Wednesday’s 11 to 11:45 a.m. There is no admission to attend the storytime and no registration required. Begins June 6 – August 8.

 

Adventure Bay

 

Adventure Bay, Water Park, Altoona, Iowa

[Picture courtesy of Des Moines Parent}

Address: 3200 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009

Phone Number: 266-2121

Single Day: 

Ages 10-64 – $45

Ages 4-9 or 65+ – $0

**This is admission into the entire park.

Park Hours: Hours vary depending on day, holidays, etc. check their calendar for complete hours.


Cascade Falls Aquatic Center: Ankeny

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General: $8

60+ $5

Ages 2 and under: $1

Lap Swim/Water Walking: $3

May 26 – 28; June 1 – Sept. 3: Noon to 7 p.m.

Splash with a Princess Party: July 8 or August 7. Register here!

SummerFest Splash Dance: July 3 (For students entering grades 6-9). 7:15-9:15 p.m. $8/student

 

Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center: Ankeny

[Photo courtesy of Ankeny Parks & Rec]

[Picture courtesy of Ankeny Parks & Rec]

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General: $4

60+ $3

Ages 2 and under: $1

Lap Swim/Water Walking: $3

Splash Park Only: Free Monday through Friday, 10 to 11:45 a.m.

Family Fun Nights: June 10, 24, July 15, 29; 4 to 6 p.m.

Clive Aquatic Center

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2 and younger:  Free
3-12 years:  $5.00
13 years and older:  $8.00
55+ years/Military with ID:  $6.00

Family Night Discount
Monday, Wednesday 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Friday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Hours:
Monday, Wednesday

11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday
11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 
11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday
11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Water Tales: Monday July, 2 and Wednesday August, 1; 10:50 to 11:25 a.m. Register online or contact the Clive Library.

Lena Moser Memorial Swimming Pool: Dallas Center

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Daily admission: $3/per person no minimum age F

Family pass: $100

Single pass: $40

Punch card: $30 for 15 punches

Opening date set for June 4. Hours not listed on website.

Nahas Aquatic Center: DSM

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Hours: Monday – Saturday; 1 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday; 1 to 5 p.m.

Open Memorial Weekend May 26, 27, 28; close and reopen June 2 thru Aug 19

Punch cards + Season passes available.

Family Day: June 8, July 13 and August 10 during regular pool hours. $5 per family.

National Swim a Lap Day: June 24 during regular pool hours. Half price admission.

National Parents Day: July 22; Free admission for parents with child admission during regular pool hours.

Doggie Dive: August 19; 3 to 5 p.m. $4 per dog; regular admission fees apply for dog owners and family members

Northwest Aquatic Center: DSM

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Hours: Monday – Saturday; 1 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday; 1 to 5 p.m.

Opens June 2 thru Aug 19; then reopen Aug 25, 26 & Labor Day Weekend Sept 1, 2, 3.

Punch cards + Season passes available.

Family Day: June 8, July 13 and August 10 during regular pool hours. $5 per family.

National Swim a Lap Day: June 24 during regular pool hours. Half price admission.

National Parents Day: July 22; Free admission for parents with child admission during regular pool hours.

Doggie Dive: September 3; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. $4 per dog; regular admission fees apply for dog owners and family members

Teachout Aquatic Center: DSM

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Hours: Monday – Saturday; 1 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday; 1 to 5 p.m.

Opens June 2 thru Aug 19

Punch cards + Season passes available.

Family Day: June 8, July 13 and August 10 during regular pool hours. $5 per family.

National Swim a Lap Day: June 24 during regular pool hours. Half price admission.

National Parents Day: July 22; Free admission for parents with child admission during regular pool hours.

Doggie Dive: August 19; 3 to 5 p.m. $4 per dog; regular admission fees apply for dog owners and family members

Ashworth Pool: DSM

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Hours: Monday – Saturday; 1 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday; 1 to 5 p.m.

Opens June 2 thru Aug 19

Punch cards + Season passes available.

Family Day: June 8, July 13 and August 10 during regular pool hours. $5 per family.

National Swim a Lap Day: June 24 during regular pool hours. Half price admission.

National Parents Day: July 22Free admission for parents with child admission during regular pool hours.

Doggie Dive: August 19; 3 to 5 p.m. $4 per dog; regular admission fees apply for dog owners and family members

Birdland Pool: DSM

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Hours: Monday – Saturday; 1 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday; 1 to 5 p.m.

Opens June 2 thru Aug 19

Punch cards + Season passes available.

Family Day: June 8, July 13 and August 10 during regular pool hours. $5 per family.

National Swim a Lap Day: June 24 during regular pool hours. Half price admission.

National Parents Day: July 22; Free admission for parents with child admission during regular pool hours.

Doggie Dive: August 19; 3 to 5 p.m. $4 per dog; regular admission fees apply for dog owners and family members

Indianola Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center

Address: 714 W. Detroit Avenue, Indianola, Iowa 50125

Phone Number: 961-9422

Cost: $5 general admission; Ages 2 and under free with paid adult; Half price admission after 5 p.m.

Hours: Tues/Thurs 1 to 6 p.m. ; M/W/F/Sat/Sun 1 to 7 p.m.

Opens May 26 – August 18

Tot Swim: Mon/Weds/Fri/Sat 10:40 to 11:50 a.m. June 4 – August 18 for ages 6 and under.

Splash ‘n’ Story: June 9 & July 14 at 11 a.m. for ages 3 to 5 years old.

Open Swim Nights: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays in June, July, August; 7:30 to 9 p.m. $2 each or free with pass.

Mayor’s Night Out: July 21; 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free admission with one non-perishable food item per person. Bounce houses, giant slides, pool challenges and more!

Holiday Aquatic Center: WDM

(Picture courtesy of West Des Moines Parks & Rec)

 

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Hours

Weekdays: 11:30 am -7:00 pm (Please note: Holiday will close at 5:30 pm due to evening swim lessons on June 11-22, June 25 – July 13 & July 16-27)
Saturdays: 11:30 am – 6:00 pm
Sundays: 12:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Prices

13 years and older: $8

3-12 years: $5

Under 3 years old: Free

Senior Citizens: $6

Family Nights ($12 per family admission): 
Wednesdays (before June 15 and after July 31, due to Evening Swim Lessons) and Sundays from 6:30-8:30 pm

SPLASH STIMULUS (Half Price Admission):
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 5:00-7:00pm
(before June 15 and after July 31, due to Evening Swim Lessons)

Valley View Aquatic Center: WDM

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Hours

Sunday- Friday: 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm, (5:30 – 6:30 p.m. adult swim and current walking), and 6:30-8:30 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Prices

13 years and older: $8

3-12 years: $5

Under 3 years old: Free

Senior Citizens: $6

Family Nights ($12 per family admission):
Wednesday and Sunday: 6:30-8:30pm

SPLASH STIMULUS (Half Price Admission):
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 6:30-8:30pm

Adult Lap Swim and Current Walking ($4 per person):

Sunday through Friday: 5:45pm – 6:30pm

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