Public Pools Near Me 2024 | Cool Off in an Exciting Indy-Area Pool

Searching for “public pools near me” where you can cool off this summer? So are we! Central Indiana is home to many public and private pools. There are plenty of amazing facilities for swimming that are open to the public. All public swimming pools in our list are outdoors unless otherwise noted.

Don’t forget about all the free splash pads around the city! As much as we love letting the kids cannonball into one of these pools, summer fun doesn’t have to cost a penny.

Listed open dates and hours are accurate at the time of publishing. Please verify directly with the facility you wish to visit that they will be open when you arrive. Weather, staffing, and special events may affect regular hours. 

Indianapolis Public Pools Near Me

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Indy Parks and Recreation will open their pools for the summer in two waves. The first group of 6 will open on Saturday, May 25, and another group of 8 pools will open the following weekend on June 1. This means Indianapolis residents will have a grand total of 14 community pools to enjoy this summer!

Indianapolis Public Pools Open and Hours

*Notes pools opening for Memorial Day Weekend. These will be open from Saturday through Monday. Special hours on Monday will be 11 am-6 pm. After this, they will close for the following Tuesday-Thursday before reopening for the season.

Tues-Thurs: 11 am-6 pm
Fri: 11 am-8 pm
Sat: 11 am-6 pm
Sun: 12-6 pm

Broad Ripple Park Pool
1426 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis

*Brookside Park Pool
3510 Brookside Pkwy S Dr., Indianapolis

*Frederick Douglass Park Pool
1425 E 25th St, Indianapolis

*Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park Pool
1702 N. Broadway St, Indianapolis

Eagle Creek Beach
7602 Eagle Beach Dr, Indianapolis

*Ellenberger Park Pool
5301 E St Clair St, Indianapolis

Garfield Park Pool
2450 S. Shelby St, Indianapolis

Gustafson Park Pool
3110 Moller Road, Indianapolis

Indy Island Aquatic Center (Lap pool only)
8300 E Raymond Street, Indianapolis

*Krannert Park Pool
605 S. High School Road

Northwestway Park Pool
5253 W. 62nd St, Indianapolis

Rhodius Park Pool
1720 W Wilkins Street, Indianapolis

*Sahm Park Pool
6801 E 91st St, Indianapolis

Stanley Strader (formerly Bethel) Park Pool
2850 Bethel Ave, Indianapolis

Daily admission varies by facility but ranges from $2-4/day for youth and seniors, and $3-5/day for adults. Ages 2 and under are free.

Central Indiana Public Pools Near Me

The Waterpark at the Monon Center

1195 Central Park Dr W, Carmel
May 25-August 4

Public Swim: 11 am-7 pm (Mon-Sun)

Carmel Clay Parks has a beautiful outdoor water park at the Monon Community Center. Older kids really like their surfing simulator, the FlowRider. Other highlights include the lazy river, a gated toddler area, an aquatic rock wall, and water slides of all shapes and sizes. For a fun date night, snag tickets to the popular Monon Mixer events for adults 21+.

Freedom Springs Water Park

850 W Stop 18 Rd, Greenwood
May 25-September 2 (Limited hours after school begins)

Public Swim: 11 am-8 pm (Mon-Sat), 12-6 pm (Sun)

Grab your suit and towel and spend a day at Freedom Springs Water Park in Greenwood. This waterpark has amenities for everyone in the family. Little ones enjoy the splash zone and mini play structure. Bigger kids and teens love the large water slides, drop slide, lily pad challenge, and more. Parents and caregivers appreciate the free sunscreen available at the pool, as well as annual adults-only nights and other special events. Season passes are available and a great value.

Public Pools Near Me: Kids love Greenwood's Freedom Springs.

Franklin Family Aquatic Center

396 Branigin Blvd, Franklin
May 18-September 2 (weekends only after August 5, with the exception of Labor Day)

Public Swim: 11 am-6 pm (Daily)

Splash into the Olympic-sized pool at the Franklin Family Aquatic Center! Take the giant tube slide into the water or cannonball off the diving board. There’s also a heated, zero-depth entry pool with a spray zone and water basketball. Day passes, season passes, and 10-pass punch cards are available — you can choose the best option for your family. Thursday evenings from May 30 to August 1 from 6-8 pm are Free Family Swim Nights!

Splash Island Waterpark

651 Vestal Rd, Plainfield
May 24-September 2 (Members-Only preview night is Wednesday, May 22)

Public Swim: 11 am-8 pm (Mon-Fri), 10 am-6 pm (Sat), 12-6 pm (Sun)

Splash Island Waterpark in Plainfield is a favorite place on the west side to beat the heat every weekend throughout the summer. Try all six water slides or splash your friends at the water playground with a tipping bucket in the zero-depth entry kiddie pool. You can also take a float around the winding river, fight the current in the two pulsating vortexes, dive into the competition pool, play a game of hoops at the water basketball court, and enjoy the other play areas. Concessions are available and outside food is permitted.

Public Pools Near Me: Splash Island in Plainfield is full of fun amenities.

Forest Park Aquatic Center

1077 Cicero Road, Noblesville
May 27-September 2 (limited weekday hours in August and September)

Public Swim: 12-7 pm (Mon-Thurs), 12-8 pm (Fri-Sat), 12-6 pm (Sun)

Much like the rest of Noblesville’s Forest Park, the accompanying aquatic center is packed full of fun amenities. Of course, there is a large activity pool, but guests will also find a waterslide, zip line, rock climbing wall, and poolside game tables including ping pong and foosball. Daredevils can take a leap from diving boards and platforms up to ten meters tall. The super-bright LED screen beside the pool is used for special events like trivia and movies. Seasonal memberships include early entry, movie nights, and admission to Morse Beach.

Gill Family Aquatic Center

450 Leedy Street, Danville
May 24-August 6

Public Swim: 11 am-7 pm (Mon-Fri), 11 am-6 pm (Sat-Sun)

Gill Family Aquatic Center, located in Danville’s Ellis Park, is yet another fantastic option for summer fun for your whole family. Two giant tube slides are central features, but families with younger children will appreciate the separate splash pad and small play structure with plenty of spray jets and dumping water. Your kids will also love the diving board and lazy river.

Murphy Aquatic Park

753 County Road 625 East, Avon
May 25-September 2

Public Swim: 11 am-6 pm (Daily)

Murphy Aquatic Park is unique in the area for its wave pool — the only one in Central Indiana! The waterpark’s other major claim to fame is its fully ADA-accessible water playground. The main pool also features zero-depth entry and the facility offers water wheelchairs for guests with mobility challenges, making this summer destination truly inclusive for all. Families with small children will gravitate towards the toddler splash zone, while bigger kids will be thrilled to see the two huge water slides.

Public Pools Near Me: Murphy Aquatic Park in Avon is designed for inclusivity.

Kathy Dowling Aquatic Center

300 Apple St, Greenfield
May 27-Early August (Closing date TBA)

Public Swim: 12-7 pm (Daily)

Previously the Riley Park Pool, the Kathy Dowling Aquatic Center in Greenfield provides an excellent local pool with extremely reasonable admission prices. Splash into the large activity pool, let toddlers play safely on a small spray ground, or enjoy two large water slides. Children under 6 are always free.

Zionsville Aquatic Center

1000 Mulberry Street, Zionsville
Public swim dates and times vary

This indoor pool offers public swim times year-round. Watch the calendar closely for changes to the schedule. The pool is located inside Zionsville Community High School and guests are asked to enter through door #7.

Edinburgh Aquatic Center

220 Harrell Dr, Edinburgh
May 26-July 28

Public Swim: 12-6 pm (Daily)

Edinburgh Aquatic Center’s pool features plenty of space in the activity pool, two large waterslides, a small play structure with sprayers and a mini slide, and a wading pool. The pool opens two hours early for adult swim and the last hour of the afternoon is a free family swim time.

Alvin D Brown Memorial Pool

591 E Water Street, Pendleton
2024 dates TBA

Public Swim: 12-7 pm (Mon-Fri), 12-6 pm (Sat-Sun)

Brown Pool is located north of Indy in the town of Pendleton. The pool is large and features a huge orange slide your older kids will love. There’s also a snack bar, picnic seating, and umbrellas available. Daily rates are very reasonable and season passes are available for purchase.

Martinsville City Pool

360 N Home Avenue, Martinsville
May 25-August 4

Public Swim: 11 am-5:30 pm (Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat), 11 am-7 pm (Thurs), 12-5:30 pm (Sun)

Located in Jimmy Nash City Park, the Martinsville City Pool has waterslides, a zero-depth entry toddler play area, and a large open swimming pool area. Daily admission rates are very reasonable and season passes are available. The free splash pad is open through Labor Day!

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