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Last Updated: Sep 17, 2014
The City of Palo Alto Aquatics program offers a variety of ways to enjoy the pool including lap swim, recreation swim, swim lessons for all ages, fitness classes, camps, pool parties, and special events. Enjoy swimming!
The Rinconada wading pool is open for recreation swim on Saturdays and Sundays only from 12:15pm - 4:15pm. The wading pool is no longer open on weekdays (Mon-Fri). The last day of the recreation swim season is Saturday, September 20.
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Lap Swim Lap swimming is a great low-impact exercise for swimmers of all levels. The City of Palo Alto offers Lap Swim services several hours each day for your convenience. For admission rates, please see below.
Recreation Swim Recreation swim is a fun, casual exercise for swimmers of all ages. The City of Palo Alto offers Recreation Swim between the months of May through September, every year. For admission rates, please see below.
Swim Lessons & Classes The City of Palo Alto offers a wide array of swim lessons and water fitness programs for everyone to enjoy. To inquire about classes currently being offered, please refer to the Enjoy! catalog or visit EnjoyOnline.
Private Pool Parties Hosting a party at the pool is a great way to celebrate any occasion. The Rinconada Wading Pool is available for rent and is suitable for kids aged 8 and below and their companions. Pool party reservations are accepted beginning in February before the May through September season. For availability and to reserve your next party, click here.
Rinconada Pool Rinconada's Wading Pool offers features like "lemon drop" geysers, a circular waterfall, “Aqua-ducks” (water bicycles that squirt water), a zero depth “beach” area ideal for infants, as well as a small slide. The maximum depth is 3 feet.
Rinconada’s Lap Pool includes two diving boards and 14 lap lanes (25 yards in length.) In addition to our recreation swim program in the spring, summer and late summer seasons, we offer early morning, midday, and evening lap swim sessions year-round for your convenience.
Both pools are heated to 80 degrees.
Rinconada now has 48 wallet-sized lockers available for storing valuables (wallets, keys, cell phones, jewelry, etc.) while you swim. Lockers are available at no additional charge and are emptied at the close of each day. For instructions on how to use our lockers, click here.
JLS Pool (closed) JLS Pool is open from the second week of June through the last week of July. Conveniently located off Alma road, JLS is located at 480 East Meadow Drive. JLS pool is 4'6" in its shallowest end and 9' in its deepest end.
Membership Frequent swimmer? Skip the lines and pay less! Swimmers can now buy swims in packs of 10 through their EnjoyOnline account. To get started, setup your account at enjoyonline.cityofpaloalto.org. Once setup, inform the Aquatics Staff at Rinconada Pool at your next visit and they’ll take your picture and print you a card. Each time you come to the pool, the staff will scan your card and a swim will be deducted. If you’re running low and need to add more swims, login to your EnjoyOnline account and add another 10 pack. Fees are listed above.