Columbus GA Department of Parks and Recreation

 

 
 

INFORMATION

AQUATICS

AQUATICS MISSION STATEMENT
To enhance the quality of life for all citizens of this community by providing passive and active recreational and competitive aquatic programming services for all age groups. It is our aim to provide aquatic facilities that are safe, accessible and aesthetically pleasing to the entire community.

INDOOR POOL INFORMATION & LOCATION
Columbus Aquatic Center
1603 Midtown Dr.
Columbus, GA 31909
(706) 225-3980
POOL HOURS
Mon. - Sat. 6:00am - 8:00pm
Sun. 1:00pm - 6:00pm

OUTDOOR POOL INFORMATION & LOCATIONS
The 2014 pool season will begin on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 and run through August 3, 2014. Please see below for hours of operation.

FACILITIES INFORMATION - Aquatics Main office
Double Churches Pool
2300 Double Churches Rd | 31904
(706) 494-7775
POOL HOURS
Wed. - Fri. 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Sat. - Sun. 11:00am - 7:30pm
Mon. - Tues. CLOSED
Psalmond Road Pool
6550 Psalmond Rd. | 31820
(706) 568-7091
POOL HOURS
Wed. - Fri. 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Sat. - Sun. 11:00am - 7:30pm
Mon. - Tues. CLOSED
Rigdon Park Pool
1600 Howe Ave | 31903
(706)687-5813
POOL HOURS
Wed. - Fri. 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Sat. - Sun. 11:00am - 7:30pm
Mon. - Tues. CLOSED
Shirley Winston Pool
5033 Steam Mill Rd | 31907
(706) 653-4967
POOL HOURS
Wed. - Fri. 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Sat. - Sun. 11:00am - 7:30pm
Mon. - Tues. CLOSED


SWIM LESSONS
Please register for swim lessons at desired pool.
Session I June 2 - 12
Session II June 23 - July 3
Session III July 14 - July 24
 
SKILL LEVELS
* Level I - Infant/Toddler/Preschool 8:00 - 8:45 am
Level II - Beginner 9:00 - 9:45 am
Level III - Intermediate 10:00 - 10:45 am
* Level I & II 6:00- 6:45 pm
Level III 7:00 - 7:45 pm

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Pool Admission
Ages Muscogee County Residents Ages Non-Residents
11 & under $1.00 11 & under $2.00
12 - 17 $2.00 12 - 17 $4.00
18 - 54 $3.00 18 - 54 $6.00
55 & older $2.00 55 & older $4.00


NOTE:
For large families and groups, please be aware of our 3 to 1 ratio. Children 11 years old and younger must be accompanied by a guardian 16 years of age and older at a ratio of 3 children to 1 guardian over 16. Thank you for your compliance.

Season Passes
Per Person Muscogee County Residents Per Person Non-Residents
1 $30.00 1 $45.00
2 $55.00 2 $75.00
3 $75.00 3 $95.00
4 $90.00 4 $115.00
5 $105.00 5 $120.00


SWIM LESSONS (Outdoor Pools Only)
Swim Lesson Sessions run for 2 weeks, Monday through Thursday, using Friday as an "Official Rain Out Make Up Day." Refunds are available up to the 3rd CLASS Period. All swim lessons MUST be paid by check or money order! Check back later for class dates and times. These programs are only offered through at the Outdoor Pool Locations within Parks and Recreation.

All instructors are American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certified or United States Swimming Coach Certified.

BE A LIFEGUARD (Outdoor Pools Only)
Any good swimmer over the age of 15 can sign up to become an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard. Check back later for class dates and times.This program is only offered at the Outdoor Pool Locations within Parks and Recreation. For more information, contact Jennifer N. Craig with the Columbus Parks & Recreation Aquatics Division (706) 225-4646.

OUTDOOR POOL RENTALS
Outdoor Pools are available to be rented for a private party on Monday and Tuesday or when scheduled programs aren’t running. The rental is a 2-hour minimum, which includes lifeguard staff. For more information about pool availability call (706) 225-4646 and ask for the Aquatic Program Supervisor, Jennifer N. Craig. 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES DURING PUBLIC SWIM (Outdoor Pools Only)
We now offer a Public Birthday Party package, which includes admission, a hot dog, chips, large drink, cupcake, and ice cream for each member of the birthday party.  Two tables will be reserved for you at 12pm, 2pm, or 4pm the cost of $7 per person.  Please call the specific pool that you would like to have the party in and contact the pool manager if you are interested in having a pool party this summer!

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COMMUNITY WATER SAFETY PROGRAM (Outdoor Pools Only)
Safe Kids is a program offered at the leisure pools, used to teach children (ages 14 & under) about safe practices in and around a pool setting.  Among some of the activities are life vest fittings, rescue techniques in the water, and watching a few videos about safety. This program is only offered at the Outdoor Pool Locations within Parks and Recreation. 

If you are interested, please contact the Safe Kids www.safekidscolumbusga.com or call (706) 321-6182.