One of my favorite memories as a child was spending long, fun-filled summer days in and out of our neighborhood swimming pool. Taking the day off to escort your family to the local cement pond is a great way to spend time together, without spending a fortune. In our turbulent economy, its hard to believe that you can supply a full day of fun for as little as $3.50 per person.
From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend each year, Salt Lake City’s public swimming pools are open with a wide variety fun in the sun available. Here is a list of my 3 favorite pools around the valley. Please be sure to contact any pool prior to your visit if you have diaper-wearing toddlers for their rules and regulations concerning appropriate attire. These pools, all located in Salt Lake County, require swim diapers and plastic pants in accordance with county ordinance, for instance.
Fairmont Aquatic Center
Located at 1044 East Sugarmont Drive (2225 South) in Salt Lake City, this facility offers a full schedule for family fun, lap swims, aquatic classes and lifesaving classes. The kids (young and old) can enjoy a current channel, water play features, a slide and there’s even a pool-side cabana that is available to rent for birthday parties. Call 801-486-5867 for up to the minute hours and admission rates.
Marv Jenson Swimming Pool
Do you prefer an indoor pool? The Marv Jenson Swimming Pool at 10300 South Redwood Road in South Jordon is an all indoor facility with “His” and “Her” steam rooms, and a hot tub in additional to a well maintained indoor lap pool. The cost for admission is only $3.00 for children ages 3-15 and $4.50 for adults. This is a great option for rainy days, or for those who are overly susceptible to ultra violet summer rays.
Centennial Park Swimming Pool – Personal Favorite
Water geysers, play features and not one, but two, water slides makes this a great family destination for Salt Lake City water fun. The pool, located at 3100 South 5355 West in West Valley City, Utah, is available for themed birthday parties (choose between a luau or pirate party) for only $100.00. For an additional $25.00, the pool concession will provide picnic lunches for up to 10 children. Daily admission costs are only $3.00 for children and $3.50 for adults, and season passes that will grant admission to any Salt Lake County swimming facility are also available. For more information, visit their information page, here.
Salt Lake County, Utah
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