Summer is just around the corner, and here at Plano Parks and Recreation we can already smell the sunscreen! Our staff has been working hard to get our outdoor pools ready for another safe and fun summer starting Memorial Day weekend.
Saturday and Sunday hours vary by pool and all will be open from 1-6 p.m. on Monday. Summer daily hours start on May 28. Although Liberty Recreation Center is currently closed for renovation, each pool in the Plano Parks and Recreation system offers something for everyone. Access to all pools is included in your recreation center membership. If you are planning to purchase recreation center membership for your admission to Jack Carter Pool this summer, please note that recreation center memberships can’t be processed at the pool. You can purchase your membership at Carpenter, Oak Point or Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Centers. Here’s some information to help you plan your outings:
Carpenter Park Recreation CenterAs the newest pool in Plano’s recreation system, the indoor pool at Carpenter Park Recreation Center is open year-round and offers features for the entire family, including four leisure lanes, a current channel, two slides, a toddler area and a party room. Those who enjoy exercising in the water will appreciate the slightly warmer temperature, which is also ideal for toddler, preschool and youth swim lessons.Address: 6701 Coit RoadAdmission (rec center and pool): $6 (adults), $3 (children ages 3-15)Summer Swim Hours: See Pool Hours for more information
Harry Rowlinson Community NatatoriumLooking for lap lanes? The “Nat” is an indoor 25-yard facility with deep and shallow water training areas and a zero-depth entry ramp in shallow area. It is open weekends during the summer season and for scheduled classes only during fall, winter and spring.Address: 1712 Avenue PAdmission: FreeSummer Swim Hours: 1-5 p.m. Sat. & Sun.Jack Carter Pool Plano’s premier waterpark facility features three slides, a lazy river, deep-water pool with platform diving with a climbing wall, Flow Rider surf simulator, tot pool, leisure pool, wet deck area, spray features, rentable party areas and concessions. Pack up the cooler and spend the day with us at this backyard oasis!Address: 2601 Pleasant Valley DriveAdmission: $9 (adults), $5 (children ages 3-15)Summer Swim Hours: Mon: Noon-6 pmTue.-Sun: Noon-8 p.m.Tot Pool features open from 10 a.m.-noon Tues. and Thurs.
Oak Point Recreation Center Oak Point’s outdoor pool features a waterslide, a zero-depth beach entry, water playground and a variety of spray features. If the weather isn’t cooperating, come inside and enjoy our newly renovated 50-meter pool and shallow water leisure area, which also includes a waterslide and 84-degree water temps all year long.Address: 6000 Jupiter RoadAdmission (rec center and pool): $6 (adults), $3 (children ages 3-15)Hours: See Oak Point User Guide for more information
Plano Aquatic Center From birthday parties to family reunions, the Plano Aquatic Center is popular for its kid-friendly features and rentable spaces. Patrons can rent the indoor pool, outdoor splash pad or party room depending on their needs during public swim hours. The PAC’s party room rentals allow guests to have party food and gifts in a designated area with each person paying the public swim admission. The center also offers preschool and youth swim classes as well as shallow and deep-water aerobics.Address: 2301 Westside DriveAdmission: $3 (ages 3 and older)Summer Swim Hours:Mon.-Fri. Noon-5 p.m.Sat.-Sun: 1-6 p.m.
Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation CenterNamed after former Plano city manager Tom Muehlenbeck, this center features both indoor and outdoor swim options and hosts many swim teams including our Piranhas Youth Swim Team. Its indoor lap pool includes eight 25-yard lanes, a diving board and a large drop slide. The outdoor pool at TMC is popular during the summer months for its many fun features, such as a shallow-water leisure pool with a sitting area and fountains, water volleyball, toddler area, slides, concessions and a party area available for rent. The pool will stay open a little later for Moonlight Mondays starting June 3. Patrons can swim there from 7-9 p.m. for just $2 per person this summer (or free if you have a rec center membership!). Address: 5801 W. Parker RoadAdmission (Rec center and pool): $6 (adults), $3 (children ages 3-15)Summer Swim Hours: See TMC user Guide for more information