Although there have been a few storms the past couple of weeks, summer is right around the corner, and with it will come plenty of sunny hot days.
Here is a list of pools and splash pads in the surrounding area that offer day passes, visitor passes, and memberships to help you keep cool this summer.
This list is limited to options in Washington County. However, there are a couple of aquatic parks around the region worth mentioning, such as Wet Willy’s Water Park (also known as the Rogers Aquatic Center) in Rogers and the Parrot Island Water Park in Fort Smith.
Of course, there are plenty of lakes and rivers to cool off in as well, but we’ll save those for another list.
Feel free to leave a comment below with your favorite places to cool off in the summer in and around Fayetteville. We’re going to need them these next few months.
Located in Fayetteville’s most popular parks, the Wilson Park Pool is accompanied by multiple shade trees, flowers, and friendly faces. The pool supplies its guests with a fun atmosphere for your swimming experience.
The Parks and Recreation Department operates Fayetteville’s only municipal pool. Concessions are available.
The pool is located at 675 N Park Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701. The pool house phone number is 479.442.2641
Daily Youth – $3
Daily Adult – $4
Family Swim – $8 per/family (only available during family swim designated times)
Punch Pass (10 visits) – $35
Season Adult – $75
Season Family – $135 for a family of five. $10 fee per additional family member added.
Youth rates apply to those 15 years of age or younger. Children under the age of seven must be accompanied by a person 16 years of age or older. Children under the age of one are free.
Wilson Park Pool hours for the open swim are Monday through Friday from 1-4:30 p.m and Family Swim is from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Saturday and Sunday hours are from 1-6 p.m.
For more information please visit www.fayetteville-ar.gov/483/Wilson-Park-Pool
The Mount Sequoyah pool offers day passes and memberships. Public passes are available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. All other days are reserved for members only. The pool is located at 150 N Skyline Drive in Fayetteville.
Family Membership: $120/month or $360 for the season (May – September)
Couple Membership: $90/month or $270 for the season (May – September)
Individual Membership: $60/month OR $180 for the season (May – September)
If interested in a membership visit https://mountsequoyah.org/swim/.
Member swim opened on Saturday, May 1, and will continue as long as the weather allows.
The Elks Lodge pool is only open to members. To open a membership, a fee of $75 will be asked to fill out an application. Once the application is complete, the membership is $198 for a couple or $193 for an individual. A member may bring one guest for a $3 fee.
The pool opens on Memorial Day weekend and remains open until Labor Day.
The swimming pool hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 12-6 p.m.
Visit www.elks.org/lodges/lodgefacilities.cfm?LodgeNumber=1987 for more.
HPER Building at the University of Arkansas
The HPER offers its pool to University of Arkansas students as well as members of the HPER. Student memberships are included in tuition, and family memberships for students are available for $25 per semester.
Community memberships are also available, starting at $125 a semester or $375 a year.
Swimming Pool hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. On Saturday, the hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The pool is closed on Sunday.
Visit urec.uark.edu/aquatics/index.php for more.
The Jones Center
The Jones Center’s indoor pool area boasts a leisure pool with a wrap-around slide and a Junior-Olympic size lap pool. It is used by the public and organizations alike.
A day pass is only $3 and is free for members. Memberships range from $8 per month to $35 per month. To find more on pricing, visit https://www.thejonescenter.net/membership.
Summerhill Racquet & Athletic Club
Summerhill Racquet & Athletic Club offers all-day swimming to its members. Membership prices range from $58.25 to $90. To see membership prices, please visit www.summerhillrac.com/membership-rates/.
Gours are Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Boys and Girls Club
The Boys and Girls Club has an indoor swimming pool for members as well as guests for a $5 pass. It is open for family swim Monday through Friday from 3:30-6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Boys and Girls Club is located at 560 N. Rupple Road in Fayetteville.
For membership information please visit www.fayettevillekids.org/membership
Prairie Grove Aquatic Park
The Prairie Grove Aquatic Park is offering day passes. It is located at 311 W. Butler St.
$5 per person for ages six and above
$4 per person for ages five and under
After 5 p.m., adults get in for $2, and seniors and children get in for $1.
Season passes are $200 per family of four and $35 per additional immediate family member. Members are allowed one purchase of a ‘guest pass’ with each family pass. Guest passes are $75 per individual. For information, visit www.prairiegrovearkansas.org/attractions/aquatic-park/.
Prairie Grove Aquatic Park hours are Monday through Thursday from 12:30-6 p.m. On Friday through Saturday from 12:30-7 p.m. and Sunday from 1-7 p.m.
Springdale Aquatic Center
The Springdale Aquatic Center is open for the season. It is located at 1100 Watson Ave. in Springdale.
Admission Prices and other fees
Ages 0-4 $3
Ages 5 and Older $4
Lockers are available for $.25 per use.
Swim diapers are available for $2 each.
Splash Passes are also available for $80/pass that allow 25 visits with pass.
The Springdale Aquatic Park hours are Monday through Sunday from 12-5:45 p.m.
Visit urec.uark.edu/aquatics/index.php for more.
Walker Park Splash Pad
The Walker Park Splash Pad is open for the summer. Walker Park is located at 10 W. 15th Street in Fayetteville.
Splash pad hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. from May through the third Sunday in September. It is free to enjoy.
For more information and the splash pad rules visit www.fayetteville-ar.gov/3554/Walker-Park.
C.L. “Charlie” and Willie George Park
C.L. “Charlie” and Willie George Park has a splash pad open daily during the summer months. It is located at 4023 Hylton Road in Springdale.
Splash pad hours are from 9 a.m. to dark.
For C.L. “Charlie” and Willie George Park splash pad rules and more information, visit www.springdalear.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3841/Splash-Pad-Rules.