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Where you can swim in Wichita this Summer

Beat the summer heat with these local Wichita area swimming pools, water parks, and lakes. Dive right in to summer fun with our big list of pools, beaches, and water parks in the Wichita area!

Also, be sure to check out our list of FREE swimming days at Wichita pools!

If swimming isn’t what you’re looking for, you can still cool off at one of the many Wichita-area Splash Parks and Water Playgrounds

Wichita summer swimming pools!


The information below has been updated for Summer 2024 swimming season, but please be sure to double-check with each pool before heading out to swim just in case things change!


Wichita Public Swimming Pools

The City of Wichita currently has six outdoor public swimming pools around the city. See the listing below to find a city swimming pool near you. Wichita City Pools generally open on Memorial Day each year, and that’s true for 2022!

Aley Park Swimming Pool

  • Location: 1800 S. Seneca, Wichita, KS 67213
  • Phone: (316) 838-9685
  • Hours:
    • Mondays 1 – 4 pm
    • Tuesday – Thursdays 1-5 pm & 6:30 – 8:30 pm
    • Friday – Sunday 1 – 6 pm

College Hill Pool

  • Location: 304 S. Circle Dr., Wichita, KS 67218
  • Phone: (316) 838-9687
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Thursday 1 pm – 5 pm & 6:30-8:30 pm
    • Friday – Sunday 1 – 6 pm

Harvest Park Swimming Pool

  • Location: 9500 W. Provincial, Wichita, KS
  • Phone: (316) 838-9688
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Thursday 1 pm – 5 pm & 6:30-8:30 pm
    • Friday – Sunday 1 – 6 pm

Minisa Swimming Pool

  • Location: 1350 N. Jeanette, Wichita, KS
  • Phone: (316) 838-9694
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Thursday 1 pm – 5 pm & 6:30-8:30 pm
    • Friday – Sunday 1 – 6 pm

Orchard Park Pool

  • Location: 1062 N. Clara, Wichita, KS
  • Phone: (316) 838-9695
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Thursday 1 pm – 5 pm & 6:30-8:30 pm
    • Friday – Sunday 1 – 6 pm

McAfee Public Pool

  • Location: 8300 E. 15th St., Wichita, KS
  • Phone: (316) 838-9693
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Thursday 1 pm – 5 pm & 6:30-8:30 pm
    • Friday – Sunday 1 – 6 pm

Wichita Public Swimming Pool Admission Price and Discounts

General Daily Wichita Public Swimming Admission:  $3 per child or adult

Pro Tip: These swimming pools offer two daily sessions: afternoon (1-5pm) and evening (6:30-8:30pm). If you leave during the afternoon and return for the evening, re-entry requires payment for the evening session.

Admission Tickets:

One ticket admits one child or adult. Tickets can be purchased at any City Pool during the season or online starting April 1. Get fantastic discounts when you buy a package of tickets!

  • $110 for 50 tickets
  • $60 for 25 tickets

Memberships: 

Season passes will save you even more, as well as giving you access to any city pool.

  • Season Swimming Passes: $200 Family Pass (4 family members) and $30 for each additional person up to 8.
  • Individual Pass: $70

Additionally, each of the city swimming pools has a free swimming day once per season!

Swimming Lessons at Wichita Pools

Swimming lessons are offered through the Wichita Department of Park and Recreation. Check out the Activities Guide for more details.

Pool Rental

Do you know that you can rent a City of Wichita pool to throw birthday parties and host other get-togethers? Swimming pools are available to rent for your private parties on weekends, but the schedule varies depending on the pool. Get more information about renting a Wichita public pool here, and then contact the specific pool facility you’d like to rent for more information.

Public Swimming Pools Near Wichita

Visiting these neighboring community pools near Wichita can be like a mini-vacation. Each pool has its own unique features and can make a fun day for the kids!

Cheney Municipal Swimming Pool
300 W. 5th Ave, Cheney, KS 67025
(316) 540-6113
Hours: Daily 1-6 p.m.
Price: $3 (punch cards and family passes available to purchase)
More info: cheneyks.org/services/parksandpools.html

El Dorado Municipal Pool
900 N. Taylor St., El Dorado KS 67042
(316) 321-6911
Hours: Tu-Su 1-6 p.m.
Price: $2, free swim every Wednesday
More info: eldoks.com/362/Pool

Haysville Community Swimming Pool
525 Sarah Lane, Haysville KS
(316) 529-5922
Hours: 1-6:30 p.m.
Price: $3 ages 6-54; $2 ages 2-5; $1 age 55+ and free for age 0-1 (ticket books and passes also available to purchase)
More info: haysville-ks.com/pool

Augusta KS Municipal Pool 
1501 Dearborn St., Augusta, KS 67010
(316) 775-4550
Hours: Daily 1-6 p.m.; Family Swim 6-8 p.m. Sunday; Adult Only Swim noon-1 p.m. daily
Price: $5 adult; $3 child (punch cards available for purchase)

Goddard Community Pool
200 S. Main, Goddard KS
(316) 794-2644
Hours: 1-6 p.m. daily
Price: $2 (passes and punch passes available for purchase)
More info: goddardks.gov/208/Pool

Valley Center Pool (Lions Park)
255 East Allen, Valley Center KS
(316) 755-7345
Hours: M-Sa noon-6 p.m.; Su 1-6 p.m.
Price: $3
More info: valleycenterks.org/449/Swimming-Pool

Mulvane Swimming Pool
990 E. 111th St. South, Mulvane KS
(316) 777-0041
Hours: 1-7 p.m.
Price: $4 non-resident; $3 resident (season passes and punch passes available to purchase)
More info: mulvanekansas.com/topic/?topicid=21

Bel Aire Swimming Pool
7350 East Central Park Ave., Bel Aire KS 67226
Hours: Weekdays 1-7 p.m.; Weekends 1-6 p.m. (pool hours subject to change)
Price: $4 (resident and non-resident memberships available to purchase)
More info: belaireks.org/226/Swimming-Pool

Wichita-area Water Parks

The Greater Wichita YMCA Waterparks

The Wichita YMCA has four locations with waterparks, and they’re all awesome and affordable, even if you don’t have a Y membership. Day passes are only $10 for an individual or $18 for a family.

Each YMCA water park has different features you can read about here.

  • Andover YMCA, 1115 E US Highway 54, Andover, Kansas 67002, 733-9622 — TEMPORARILY CLOSED
  • North Wichita YMCA, 3330 N Woodlawn, Wichita, Kansas 67220, 858-9622
  • Northwest Wichita YMCA, 13838 W 21st St N, Wichita, Kansas 67235, 260-9622
  • South Wichita YMCA, 3405 S Meridian Ave, Wichita, Kansas 67217, 942-5511

Rock River Rapids

The Derby Water Park is a huge swimming complex south of Wichita in the community of Derby, Kansas. It is open daily from 12:30 to 7 p.m. during the summer.  Rock River Rapids has a zero depth pool, lap pool, water slides and a lazy river, plus concessions for sale.

Admission prices vary depending on age, and season passes are available to purchase. In the past, the Derby Water Park has a daily special called Five after Five that discounts admission to just $5 per person after 5 p.m., but it has not been confirmed for 2022.

  • 1900 E. James Street, Derby, Kansas 67037

McPherson Water Park

North of Wichita, dive into 600,000 gallons of fun at the McPherson Water Park. They’ve got a huge slide, lazy river, lap pool, diving area, and a children’s’ spray park. Regular admission is just $5 for ages 8-61, $4 for kids 3-7 and seniors, Free for kids 0-2. 511 Lakeside Dr., McPherson, KS

Salt City Splash

This is Hutch’s hub for summer fun. Besides the Olympic size swimming pool, the Splash has a large play structure, water slides for big and littles, diving boards, a tot play area, and more. Admission is $5.25 for 18+, $4 for seniors and youth ages 8-17, $2 for kids 3-7 (with paying adult) and free for ages 2 and younger.

  • 1601 S. Plum in Carey Park, Hutchinson, KS 67501

Swimming Lakes in the Wichita area

Don a pair of water shoes and wade out there with the fish or sit on the shore and build a sand castle. Before swimming in area lakes, be sure to check the KDHE website for blue green algae advisories. When levels are high, it isn’t safe to swim.

Pack a picnic and make a day of it, but be aware that most swimming beaches in Kansas don’t allow pets, glass containers, or alcohol.  (You can bring pets to many parks, just not to the swimming beaches.)

  • Lake Afton is a Sedgwick County lake. It has three swimming areas. A day permit (per vehicle) is only $5.
  • Cheney Lake (aka Cheney Reservoir) has some great swimming beaches in the West Shore area, as well as other areas of the lake. $5 vehicle fee per day unless you have the Kansas State Parks Passport. Cheney has several sandy areas where you can swim. Pro tip: If you’ve ever been swimming on the “red mud” side of the Cheney lake, you know not to wear your nice swimsuit; it might get stained with the rust-colored water. The West Shore is good though, with nice beige sand!
  • El Dorado Lake has two swim beaches – one in Walnut Creek area and one in Bluestem Point across from the cabins. $5 vehicle permit required unless you have the Kansas State Parks Passport.
  • Santa Fe Lake has two sand beaches. Daily vehicle permit required, $6.
  • Harvey County Lake has swimming areas in both East and West Parks. There is no fee if you just want to swim or picnic at the lake!

Private Pools and Swim Clubs

In addition to nearby lakes and Wichita swimming pools, we have a number of private pools and swim clubs as well. Traditionally these require a membership and are not open to the public. Some do offer swimming lessons to non-members.

  • Rockwood Neighborhood Pool, 7547 Rockwood Road, Wichita, KS 67206, (316) 685-3231
  • Wichita Swim Club, 8323 East Douglas, Wichita, Kansas 67207, (316) 683-1491
  • Twin River Club, 2248 N. Sweetbriar, Wichita, KS 67204, (316) 409-0069
  • Indian Hills Swim Club, 1158 N. Meridian, Wichita, KS 67203, (316) 943-4391

Year-round Indoor Pools in the Wichita Area

Indoor swimming pools Wichita KS area

Swimming doesn’t have to be a seasonal sport with these fantastic indoor swimming pools in Wichita and the surrounding communities.

Greater Wichita YMCA has 5 locations with indoor swimming pools, and non-members can purchase day passes.

The other indoor pools in this list generally require membership.

  • West Wichita YMCA, 6940 Newell Street, Wichita, KS 67212 (316) 942-2271
  • South Wichita YMCA, 3405 S. Meridian Ave., Wichita, KS 67217 (316) 942-5511
  • Northwest Wichita YMCA, 13838 W. 21st Street N., Wichita, KS (316) 260-9622
  • North Wichita YMCA, 3330 N. Woodlawn, Wichita, KS 67220 (316) 858-9622
  • Downtown YMCA, 402 N. Market, Wichita, KS 67202 (316) 264-9374
  • East Wichita YMCA, 9333 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67207 (316) 685-2251
  • Andover YMCA, 1115 E. US Highway 54, Andover, KS 67002 (316) 733-9622 — TEMPORARILY CLOSED
  • WSU Heskett Center Swimming Pool, more info
  • Genesis Health Clubs, 1550 N. Rock Rd., Wichita KS 67206 (316) 634-0094
  • Genesis Health Club, 854 N. Socora, Wichita KS 67212 (316) 721-6600
  • Goddard Aquatic Center Natatorium, 19800 W. Kellogg, Goddard KS 67208 (Not open yet; expected fall 2018 any minute now…)
  • Wichita Swim Club, 8323 East Douglas, Wichita KS 67207 (316) 683-1491
  • Derby Recreation Center Indoor Pool, 801 E. Market St., Derby KS 67037 (316) 788-3781

Hotels with Indoor Swimming Pools

Book a room and have a family stay-cation weekend in a hotel with a swimming pool. Tripadvisor (my referral link) will help you with your search for the best place to stay and play!

Swimming Pool Facility Rentals

Looking to host a pool party? Rent a Wichita-area swimming pool for an evening and invite family and friends. Costs vary – and so do rules – so check with each individual pool for more info. Nearly every outdoor pool on our list offers options for rental facilities or booking parties for groups.

Derby Rec Center is also available to rent at selected times.

Lap Pools in the Wichita Area

If you’re looking for places to swim laps for exercise or to perfect your backstroke, these pools have lanes. Check the schedule at each pool to see when lap swimming is available.

  • WSU Heskett Center Swimming Pool, more info
  • North Wichita YMCA, 3330 N. Woodlawn, Wichita, KS 67220 (316) 858-9622
  • Northwest Wichita YMCA, 13838 W. 21st Street N., Wichita, KS (316) 260-9622
  • West Wichita YMCA, 6940 Newell Street, Wichita, KS 67212 (316) 942-2271
  • East Wichita YMCA, 9333 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67207 (316) 685-2251
  • Downtown YMCA, 402 N. Market, Wichita, KS 67202 (316) 264-9374
  • South Wichita YMCA, 3405 S. Meridian Ave., Wichita, KS 67217 (316) 942-5511
  • Derby Recreation Center Indoor Pool, 801 E. Market St., Derby KS 67037 (316) 788-3781
  • Wichita Swim Club, 8323 East Douglas, Wichita KS 67207 (316) 683-1491
  • Genesis Health Club, 854 N. Socora, Wichita KS 67212 (316) 721-6600
  • Genesis Health Clubs, 1550 N. Rock Rd., Wichita KS 67206 (316) 634-0094
  • Goddard Aquatic Center Natatorium, 19800 W. Kellogg, Goddard KS 67208 (Not open yet; expected any minute now…)
  • Derby Water Park, 1900 E. James Street, Derby, Kansas 67037 (outdoor pool, and it’s likely to be crowded with families, but the waterpark does have a full size 50-meter lap pool)
  • Andover YMCA, 1115 E. US Highway 54, Andover, KS 67002 (316) 733-9622 — TEMPORARILY CLOSED
  • El Dorado YMCA
  • Newton YMCA

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