Pool roundup: Where to go swimming in (almost) every Columbus neighborhood

Katie Flowers

With the start of July, warmer and sunnier weather will hopefully come to central Ohio after such a long time of rain. Whether you want to work on your tan, take a dip or take a ride down a water slide, community pools are a classic way to stay cool in the summer.

Olentangy Swim Association

This community gathering place features a large heated pool, diving well with one- and three-meter boards, as well as a wading pool and mushroom waterfall for the little ones.

245 Adventure Park Dr., Powell

$10 adults; $8 children; must be accompanied by a member

osapool.org

Dublincommunity pools

Two pools, double the fun! There are two community pools open in Dublin to splash around in. Both have water slides, so what's not to love?

5660 Dublinshire Dr., and 6363 Woerner Temple Rd., Dublin

$7 Dublin resident, $9 Dublin resident guest adults; $6 resident, $8 resident guest children

dublinohiousa.gov/pools

The Worthington Pools

The Worthington Pools also features a Splash Pad with water cannons, fountains and tumbling buckets. Every Tuesday is hot dog night, and members can bring guests for free!

400 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., Worthington

$15 adults; $10 children

worthingtonpools.com

Highlands ParkSwimming Pool

The pool recently expanded to include an additional 100+ lawn chairs to make more room for guests. Westerville also has an indoor pool at another location if you want to stay out of the sun.

245 S. Spring Rd., Westerville

$8.25 for ages three and up

westerville.org

WestervilleJayceeSwimming Pool

This facility has four pools, two diving boards and a giant water slide. They also host special events like family movie night and night swims just for adults.

230 S. Otterbein Ave., Westerville

$8 ages 11 and up; $5 ages 4-10

westervillejayceepool.com

Devon Pool

The heated facility offers lap swimming, recreational swimming, a diving well and a wading pool. There are also shaded areas to take a break from the sun.

2070 S. Mallway Dr., Upper Arlington

$5 weekdays; $7 weekends

uaoh.net

Reed Road Water Park

Upper Arlington also has a fun water park that includes a diving well, lap lanes, slides, a current and vortex channel and play features if you're looking for something a little different.

2000 Hastings Lane, Upper Arlington

$10 weekdays; $12 weekend

uaoh.net

Grandview Heights Municipal Pool

If you're closer to the downtown area, this might be the place for you. Come take a dip in the pool to beat the heat.

1350 Goodale Blvd., Grandview

$6 adults; $3 children

grandviewheights.org

Minerva Park Swim Club

The public is welcome to enjoy this pool nestled in the Village of Minerva Park. Sometimes they offer the chance to play tug of war with the Minerva Park Police.

5300 Valley Rd., Minerva Park

$8

minervapark.org/pool

Bexley Pool

The newly renovated facility is welcoming to swimmers of all ages. It hosts an eight-lane competition pool, splash pad, two water slides and more.

2100 Clifton Ave., Bexley

$9 adult; $6 children (must be Bexley resident)

bexley.org/pool

The Big Splash

The Big Splash is as fun as its name suggests. The aquatic facility is packed full of activity with interactive water toys, two body slides and two aquatic climbing walls. You know you want to try the climbing walls.

2831 Southwest Blvd., Grove City

$6 resident; $8 non-resident (must be accompanied by resident or season pass holder)

grovecityohio.gov/parks-and-recreation

Tuttle Swimming Pool

Come cool off at one of Columbus' many community pools. See the Recreation and Parks website for more pools around town.

240 W. Oakland Ave., Campus

Must obtain leisure card from Columbus Recreation and Parks

columbus.gov/recreationandparks

Plain Township Aquatic Center

The facility has sun-bathing decks, a tube and body slide, a mushroom umbrella of water sprays and an interactive play area for children.

7650 Swickard Woods Blvd., New Albany

$9 adult; $7 youth

plaintownship.org/aquatic-center

Hilltop Swim Club

When the 86-year-old pool was put up for sale a few months ago, some thought it wouldn't be open for the season. Luckily the pool's owners found someone to lease and take over running the pool so you can take a dip.

2737 Valleyview Dr., West Side

$7

hilltopswimclub.net

Groveport Aquatic Center

This water park has two water slides, a lazy river, diving boards and special events going on throughout the summer. Hanging out in the lazy river sounds like a good idea on a hot day.

7370 Groveport Rd., Groveport

$6 resident, $8 nonresident

groveportrec.com

Hilliard East Municipal Pool

This pool offers a bunch of fun events throughout the summer, such as Christmas in July, Shark Week and Doggie Dippin' so your furry friend has a chance to cool off too.

4450 Schirtzinger Rd., Hilliard

$8 ages 10 and up; $6 ages 3-9

hilliardohio.gov

Hilliard Family Aquatic Center

Hilliard also is home to this aquatic center.

3850 Veterans Memorial Dr., Hilliard

$10 ages 10 and up; $8 ages 3-9

hilliardohio.gov

Zoombezi Bay

If you're looking for a day full of fun and excitement, look no further! Zoombezi Bay offers water slides of all kinds, a thrilling lazy river, wave pool and a play area for the little ones.

4850 W. Powell Rd., Powell

$28.99 general admission; $21.99 ages 3-9

zoombezibay.columbuszoo.org

Dodge Swimming Pool

A dip in the pool is perfect for hot summer afternoons.

645 Sullivant Ave., Franklinton

Must obtain leisure card from Columbus Recreation and Parks

columbus.gov/recreationandparks

Glenwood Swimming Pool

The community center is undergoing renovations, but the pool is still open for the summer.

1888 Fairmont Ave., Glenwood

Must obtain leisure card from Columbus Recreation and Parks

columbus.gov/recreationandparks

Hunters Ridge Pool

In addition to all of the fun swimming activities, this pool has Ice Cream Night with bowls of ice cream for only a dollar every Tuesday evening.

341 Harrow Blvd., Gahanna

$9

gahanna.gov

Gahanna Swimming Pool

Refuel after a long day of splashing around the pool with Hot Dog Night every Thursday evening. Hot dogs are only $1 and there's usually a DJ spinning some tunes.

148 Parkland Dr., Gahanna

$9

gahanna.gov

Northland Swim Club

This pool is celebrating its 50th year in service. Come celebrate with special events all summer long.

5006 Almont Dr., North Side

$5 for events

northlandswimclub.com