Cincinnati swimming pools are opening quickly for the summer season season; here is when


With summer and the return of warmer weather, comes pool season and Cincinnati’s public pools are preparing to reopen.

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission, which operates pools across the city, plans to open the first four pools on Memorial Day weekend and the remaining pools the following weekend.

CRC Director Daniel Betts said the pools are currently updating and revising COVID-19 protocols, including rules on social distancing and wearing masks around the pool.

City park pools

The first four pools will open on May 29th:

  • McKie
  • Pleasant burr
  • Dunham: Otto Armleder Regional Water Center
  • Hirsch: Otto Armleder Memorial Family Water Center

The rest of the pools will open on June 7th:

  • Dempsey
  • Dickman
  • Evanston
  • Hartwell
  • Lincoln
  • Washington
  • Oakley
  • Ryan
  • Winton Hills

CRC pools aren’t selling season tickets this summer, Betts said, instead opting for day tickets.

Only in Dunham, Youth Passes are $ 2, Adults $ 5, and Seniors are $ 2. All other pools have youth cards for $ 1, adults for $ 2, and seniors for $ 1.

The CRC-operated spray booths will follow the same operations as the pools after Betts opened, with a few opening weekends on Memorial Day and the “vast majority” on June 7th.

The last official day of the season is August 14th.

Ziegler Park pool

John Alexander dives into the pool on Thursday, May 20, 2021 in Ziegler Park in Over-The-Rhine.  The pool times in Ziegler Park are every day of the week from 10 a.m. to 12.15 p.m., from 12.45 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. and from 3.30 p.m. to 5.45 p.m.

The Ziegler Park Pool operated by 3CDC is already open for the summer season.

The pool season runs from May 1st to September 12th and is only open upon prior reservation. Reservations can be made by anyone, but must be made at least one day in advance. Reservations cannot be made on foot.

Daily rates are available for $ 4 per person per session. All persons entering the pool must have a paid reservation, regardless of age or swimming intent.

The pool is currently at full capacity for season tickets, but may add additional tickets if capacity restrictions are lifted. Ziegler Park has one Waiting list on his website for additional season tickets.

The Ziegler Pool offers three two-hour pool sessions daily with a capacity of 75 swimmers per session.

Session hours:

  • 10 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.
  • 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 3.30 p.m. to 5.45 p.m.

To book your session, visit