Fort Worth: Keep your cool this summer at city pools
Everybody in the water! Three Fort Worth swimming pools and a splash pad open Memorial Day weekend for their summer seasons.
Forest Park Pool
Fort Worth’s oldest public pool, Forest Park Pool, 2850 Forest Park Blvd., will be open 12:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday this summer. Entrance fee is $5 for swimmers 17 and under, and $6 for 18 and older.
Marine Park Aquatic Center
The aquatic center at 303 N.W. 20th St. will be open 12:30-6:30 p.m. seven days a week. Entrance fee is $5 for swimmers 17 and under, and $6 for 18 and older.
Sycamore Spray Ground
The city also operates a spray ground at Sycamore Community Center, 2525 E. Rosedale St. There is no entry fee. The spray park is open noon-7 p.m. seven days a week.
Enhanced Neighborhood Family Aquatic Center at McDonald Southeast YMCA
The full-service aquatic facility in southeast Fort Worth opens May 27 for non-members (May 25 for members). Hours are 12:30 -7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Entrance fee is $5 for swimmers 17 and under, $6 for 18 and up. (Pool access is free with a YMCA membership.)
More cool summer fun
Here’s more aquatic-related information you need to know:
- Summer music series. 6-10 p.m. June 22 and July 20. Enjoy a night of fun, with music played by local musicians, food and swimming. Proceeds help support the North Texas music scene at historic Forest Park Pool in a unique family setting. Cost is $8 pre-pay or $10 day-of admission. Family and group discounts are available.
- Pool rentals. Need a venue for a summer birthday, graduation party or family get-together? Whatever the occasion, Fort Worth’s Forest Park Pool and Marine Park Pool can serve your need. Priced affordably, these facilities can make for a fun and memorable summer evening. Check available dates, as reservations go quickly. Cost is $400 for two hours (7-9 p.m.) on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. The price includes staff costs.
- Pavilion rentals. Whether you need a place to gather that’s fun for the entire group, or you want to make sure your pool party has a table, consider renting a large pavilion at Marine Park Aquatic Center or Forest Park Pool during normal operating hours to guarantee that your group has a spot. Check the website for available dates. Cost is $75 during general operating hours (1-5 p.m.).