Open June 3 through Sept 5, generally from 12-6 M-Thu and 11-6 on Fridays. This is a great pool for the whole family. There are areas to entertain a variety of ages. The pool has a waterslide and a snack bar. The water is sometimes too cold and admission prices are reasonable.
$3 for kids (starting at age 3) and seniors
$4 for adults
These prices are for Henderson residents. It’s a few cents more for those living outside of Henderson.
250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Park on the northwest side of the Multigenerational Center, in the lot from which you can see the pool. Once inside the pool, there is not much shade to be had. The pool includes a zero-depth entry into the kiddie pool area, which has some fountain features. The depth gradually increases into a little bit deeper area where the waterslide enters the pool. There is a height requirement for the waterslide and your child should be able to swim to ride the slide. There is a barrier between the “Activity” pool and the “Competition” pool, which is set up with lanes for fitness swimming, but also has a deep end with diving boards. There is a snack shack and eating area, although you are welcome to bring in your own food and eat it on deck.
WHAT TO TAKE
The usual swimming gear (don’t forget the sunscreen)! There are lockers you can use, but I prefer to leave my bag on deck, so I don’t bring anything in worth stealing.
Henderson pools require that floatation devices be USCG approved, which makes Puddle Jumpers okay, but you can’t have the floating saucers that the babies like to be in. I’m not positive, but I think this also rules out the old school wings as well.
You can easily take your stroller up the ramp to the entrance and onto the pool deck.
Last summer, we tried swim lessons there and the water was too cold in the mornings. We also went to an event in the evening and left right away because we were freezing. This summer we have been during the regular public swim times during the day and the water was great. Kyler (2) entertained himself for a solid 20 minutes playing with buckets and a shovel in the shallow pool and Korbin (10 mos) loved it too.
WHAT WE LIKED
I like that it’s cheap, so we can go for just an hour, or even less sometimes, and still feel like I’m getting my money’s worth.
WHAT WE DIDN'T LIKE
It would be nice to have somewhere in the shade to sit to have lunch, but there is only one covered table and if it’s taken it’s taken. It’s also a little rough getting from the deck chairs to the pool without burning your feet off!
WILL WE GO AGAIN
Yep. Probably a couple times a season. For us it’s a cheap, close, easy hour of entertainment.