Water Fun Recommendations

Location Address Contact Information Facilities Fees Comments
Burgess Menlo Swim and Sport 501 Laurel Street, Menlo Park 650-328-7946 Menlo Swim and Sport Website 1.5 feet deep heated baby pool and fountains $6 for adult and child Offers open swims and lessons
Rinconada 777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto 650-329-2351 Rinconada Pool Website 3 feet deep heated pool with sprayers $2 kids, $4 adults
La Petite Baleen 775 Main Street, Half Moon Bay San Bruno San Francisco 866-896-3603    La Petite Baleen Website Standard and shallow heated pools with slides Fees vary by class. Offers swim lessons.
Betty Wright Swim Center at Abilities United 3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 650-494-1480 Abilities United Webpage Standard Depth heated pool Lessons $12/pair (tot and parent). Others vary by class. Swim lessons. Drop-in OK. No lockers.
YMCA In most Bay Area cities YMCA Homepage Standard Depth heated pools at most sites Lessons and memberships vary by season and region. Offers open swims and lessons.
California Sports Center 1283 Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road, Sunnyvale (Fremont High School) 408-732-2257 California Sports Center Website Standard Depth heated pool Fees vary by class. Sunnyvale residents get a fee discount. Offers open swims and lessons.
Fremont Swim School 6948 Sierra Court, Dublin 2821 Old First Street, Livermore 37400 Cedar Blvd., Newark 42400 Blacow Road, Fremont 925-479-SWIM (Dublin) 925-373-SWIM (Livermore) 510-794-SWIM (Newark) 510-657-SWIM (Fremont) Fremont Swim School Website Standard Depth heated pool Fees vary by class. Offers swim lessons.
Mitchell Park 600 E Meadow Avenue, Palo Alto Large splash area with fountains adjoining sand area, play structures, swings. Free
Yerba Buena Gardens Playground Howard between 3rd and 4th Streets, San Francisco Yerba Buena Gardens Website Large water play area with interactive features for channeling water differently. Free Set in the center of a lower floor; fenced in.

Don’t forget a Parks and Recreation search in your area! Type your city name and “parks and recreation” in an internet search to see what parks you have in your area. Many have splash pools or swimming pools that are at least open seasonally.

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