Indoor Pools

The Dublin Community Recreation Center (DCRC) indoor aquatics area consists of an 11-lane pool competition pool and a leisure pool. In addition to the leisure pool, the recreation center offers water fitness classes, group swim lessons, and private leisure pool parties (additional information at the bottom of this page).

Indoor Pools

Our highest priority is your safety and providing an enjoyable experience. In order to accomplish this, and optimize our available staff relative to customer needs, we will be adjusting hours at our DCRC indoor pools this season.

Visitors should check the operating hours for the indoor pools prior to visiting the DCRC. The availability of certain amenities at each pool may be altered on a daily basis.

The following are this season’s adjusted pool hours and may be subject to change, so know before you go!

Become a Lifeguard

The City of Dublin seeks to expand its team and is holding lifeguard training sessions; certification classes are discounted if you are active in the hiring process. We welcome young adults, retirees, teachers and anyone with a willingness to serve the community.

Recreation Services has made unprecedented increases to part-time wages in all positions. Spring into a new job while serving the community. Apply online at

Lap Pool


Lap Pool Rules

Swim Safely

  • Aquatic staff may test the swimming competency of any swimmer at any time.
    • Aquatic staff reserves the right to restrict non-swimmers’ use of deep water.
  • Breath holding is not permitted.
  • Diving is not permitted in the shallow areas of the Lap Pool.
  • Please do not hang on the lane lines.
  • Fitness and aerobic equipment may only be used by guests 18 years of age or older.
    • Children may only use equipment properly with direct adult supervision.
    • Please return all equipment to the proper storage area.
  • Diving blocks are not permitted for general use.

Lane Etiquette

  • The Lap Pool is for lap swimming and aerobic activities only.
    • Guests participating in aerobic activities in open swim lanes are required to share lane space with others.
  • Please refer to the Lap Pool schedule for specific lane availability.
  • Lane 1 is the lane closest to the bleachers.
  • Circle swimming is encouraged.
    • Please swim on the right-hand side of the lane, just like when driving a car.
  • Anyone swimming continuous laps is permitted in the Lap Pool.
    • Youths 17 years of age and younger swimming laps must be in the Lap Pool prior to rest period beginning to continue swimming laps during break.
  • Lane availability may be restricted at any time due to aquatic programming.

Respect Others

  • Be courteous when sharing a lane with other swimmer(s).
    • Please pick an appropriate lane according to your pace.
    • Please notify other swimmer(s) before entering the lane.
    • Please notify the Pool Manager if assistance is needed to find lane space, or if you are denied access to a lane.

Please direct any questions/concerns to the Pool Manager in the Lifeguard Office, located on the Leisure Pool deck.

Leisure Pool

Schedule: Summer

The Dublin Community Recreation Center (DCRC) Leisure Pool includes a lazy river, slide and spa for guest to enjoy.

Please note that throughout the week there may be restricted access to parts of the leisure pool due to our aquatic classes and programs. Please call ahead when bringing a group of 10 or more. Large groups that do not call ahead may be denied pool use.

General Pool Rules

Adult to Child Ratios

The ratios listed below are established for the safety of all our young guests. Those not meeting the ratios are denied pool use.

  • All children 4 years of age and younger must be within arm’s reach of an adult 16 years or older in a swimsuit at all times.
    • One adult supervisor is required for every two children in this age group.
  • All children 5-7 years of age must be visually supervised by an adult 16 years or older at all times.
    • One adult supervisor is required for every five children in this age group.
  • All children 8-9 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 16 years or older in the facility.
    • One adult supervisor is required for every five children in this age group.
  • All children wearing a flotation device must be within arm’s reach of an adult in a swimsuit at all times.
  • Large groups must maintain a 1:5 adult to child ratio for children under 10.

Play Safely

  • Safety breaks are called at 15 minutes before each hour.
    • Adults 18 years of age and older may swim during this time
    • Children 2 years of age and younger may remain in the Leisure Pool during rest period within arm’s reach of an adult who’s in a swimsuit at all times
    • Youths 17 years of age and younger may remain the Lap Pool during rest period as long as they are actively swimming laps or participating in a program
  • No running on pool decks.
  • There is no diving permitted in the Leisure Pool or in the shallow areas of the Lap Pool.
  • Only small, round, soft sponge balls and soft, round inflatable beach balls are permitted.
  • No private swim lessons or coaching permitted.
  • The following items and behaviors are not permitted in the facility:
    • Smoking
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Food, gum or beverages (with the exception of water)
    • Glass containers of any type
    • Squirt guns, inner tubes, torpedoes, mermaid tails/mono-fins, and any large floating toys that may obscure the sightlines of the lifeguards

Slide Safely

  • All riders must be a minimum of 42 inches tall to ride the slide.
  • Riders between 42-48 inches tall must pass a slide swim test in order to ride the slide. The slide swim test assesses a swimmer’s ability to swim in a current. Please see the Pool Manager to request a slide swim test.
  • Guests may not carry other guests up the slide steps. Riders may not wear shirts, goggles, eyewear or flotation devices. Riders must ride feet first, seated or lying down. Riders must exit the landing area quickly and without assistance. Guests are not permitted to catch other guests in the landing area.
  • The slide has restricted hours within our operating hours. Please refer to our seasonal Aquatic schedule listed on our website for current slide hours.

Spa Safety

  • Guests must be 16 years of age or older to use the spa.
  • It is recommended that usage be limited to 10-15 minutes.

Respect Others

  • All guests must obey the instructions of the aquatics staff.
  • Guests experiencing the following are not permitted in the water: open sores, infections or diarrhea.
  • Swim diapers are required for all individuals not toilet trained. Youth sizes are available for purchase at the Front Desk.
  • Swimsuits are the only acceptable swim attire. Guests with modesty concerns may wear covering garments that are clean and do not interfere with their safety or the safety of others.

Bocce Ball Courts
Two regulation bocce ball courts are available for public use, subject to senior adult programming and league play. Bocce ball sets may be checked out at the Welcome Desk by players 18 and older.

The classrooms house a variety of programs, including pottery and arts & crafts—meeting the needs of preschoolers, children, teens, adults and senior adults.

Community Hall
The Community Hall provides space for parties, receptions, meetings and community events. The facility seats up to 300 or can be divided into smaller rooms.

Abbey theater of Dublin
A 200-seat theater can be used for musical, theatrical and dance performances; film/video; lectures; and seminars.

Computer Lab
Equipped with workstations and a variety of software programs, the computer lab provides high-speed Internet access and opportunities for beginning and intermediate instruction. Open to ages 18 & up.

Family Locker Rooms
Each family locker room has its own shower, restroom and lockers. One locker room, designed for people with special needs, features a dressing table.

Fitness Area
Looking for free weights and cardiovascular equipment? Check out the fully equipped fitness area on the first floor. You will find treadmills, elliptical machines, bicycles and stair steppers along with free weights, Nautilus and a complete set of Cybex strength equipment.

Group Fitness Studios
If you enjoy group fitness, check out the myriad of classes offered. Two state-of-the-art studios feature suspended floors to help reduce impact and injury. Several pass options are available, allowing participants to choose from a weekly schedule of classes that include Spinning®, Pilates and TRX.

Jogging/Walking Track
Joggers and walkers on the second floor track can cover a mile in 13 laps. An expanse of windows provides views of the pools and the outdoors.

Multi-Purpose Pool
The competitive/lap pool measures 25 yards by 25 meters and has two one-meter diving boards. This pool often is divided for activities such as aqua aerobics, open swim, swim team practice and instruction. Bleachers provide ample seating and a separate entrance makes it perfect for area swim meets. The natatorium walls in both the lap and leisure pools are lined with sound-absorbing material.

Leisure Pool
A unique feature of the DCRC is the leisure pool, which includes a lazy river, clam slide for children, double helix slide for those a little more daring and a zero-foot entry point for cautious tots. The warmer water and 3.5-foot maximum depth make this pool perfect for children, adults and senior adults.

Senior Adult Lounge
An elegant, cozy lounge welcomes senior adults to our center. Enjoy playing cards with friends, reading by a fireplace or simply relaxing in this peaceful environment.

Teen Lounge
A teen lounge offers space and a variety of programming opportunities for Dublin teens.

Wee folk/Youth Lounge
While moms and dads are working out, attending a class or relaxing in the hot tub, they can rest assured that their children—from ages 6 weeks to 12 years—are nearby and safe. Children can play in the indoor or outdoor area or engage in age-appropriate games and activities.

Courtesy & Rules

Hours of Operation
Our parks are open for your enjoyment from dawn to dusk, unless otherwise noted at the park or during certain special events.

A number of our shelters and pavilions are available to reserve on a first-come, first serve basis. Please be courteous of your neighbors and abide by your reservation times.

Keep it Clean
We’re sure you’ll find Dublin’s parks and bikeways to be clean, beautiful places to enjoy with your family. The City strives to keep its parks, playgrounds and bikeways clean and free of litter. Please leave the parks as clean as you find them so that others will enjoy them as much as you do. Disposal of litter in public places is prohibited unless placed in public trash containers or using City-authorized containers as part of the City’s refuse, recycling and yard waste collection programs.

We know your furry friends enjoy nature as much as you do. We ask you to be safe and courteous with your pets.

Animals may not run at-large in our parks. All animals must be under the owner’s control at all times. All pets must be securely leashed, kept in a vehicle or suitably caged.

Animal owners also must pick up and properly dispose of any fecal matter left by their pets. It’s not just courteous — it’s the law!

Horses are allowed in designated areas of Glacier Ridge Metro Park.

Hunting and Fishing
For the safety of our residents, hunting is forbidden in the City. Fishing is permitted in designated areas, including certain City park ponds and in the Scioto River (with a license). Please fish only in ponds where signs prohibiting fishing are not posted.

Respect our Parks
Plants and animals also are part of the Dublin community. Please respect the plant and animal life and ecosystems of our natural areas. Enjoy the flowers, trees and other flora without picking or damaging plants. Touching or disturbing wildlife, including animal and bird nesting areas and eggs can be dangerous to humans — not to mention our flora and fauna! And please do not damage or remove any property or natural feature, including stones and minerals, earth, wood, and nuts. Take only pictures and leave only footprints in our parks.

Rules & Regulations

Dublin Recreation Services is committed to providing quality recreation programs and facilities for the Dublin community. Use of the facilities by families and citizens is strongly encouraged. The following policies have been established to operate the DCRC and to ensure our patrons quality and safe recreation experiences:

  • Proper and valid identification is required to gain access to the DCRC. Users of the DCRC need to check in at the front desk and provide annual pass, resident card, temporary pass or pay the daily pass rate for admittance.
  • Annual pass holders who do not present their annual pass will only be admitted if an alternate form of photo identification is produced.
  • Resident card holders must present their Dublin Resident ID card each visit to receive the daily pass discount rate.
  • Annual passes are not transferable and will be deemed void when in the hands of those other than the proper registrant.
  • The DCRC and its grounds are smoke- and alcohol-free environments by City ordinance.
  • Eating and drinking is permitted in designated areas only.
  • Children ages 9 and under must have adult/guardian at least 16 years of age supervising at all times.  Supervising adults must keep children ages 4 and under within arm’s reach; there must be at least one adult for each two children in this age group. Children ages 5 through 7 must be within sight of their attending adult at all times. Children ages 8 and 9 must have an adult in the facility at all times. For children ages 5 through 9, there must be one adult for every five children. Children ages 10 years and over may enter the facility without an adult supervisor.
  • Youth must be 16 years of age or older to be on the fitness floor.  Youth ages 12 – 15 years are permitted on the fitness floor if directly supervised by an adult or if they have passed the Junior Fitness Card Program (see Fitness Program Section). Youth under the age of 12 years are not permitted on the fitness floor area at anytime.
  • Youth must be 13 years of age or older to be on the track or in the track stretching areas.  Youth ages 8 – 12 years are permitted on the track if directly supervised by an adult or if they have passed the Junior Track Program (see Fitness Program Section). Youth may enroll in the Junior Track Program if they are ages 10-12.  Youth under the age of 8 years are not permitted on the track at anytime unless utilizing the pool observation area with an adult.
  • Changes in recreation schedules may occur without notice. Staff will post changes in the schedule with as much advance notice as possible. Current pool, aerobics and open gym schedules are available at the Front Desk.
  • Dublin Recreation Services is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. It is strongly recommended that you lock your possessions in a locker during your visit to the DCRC.
  • Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Locks may not be left on lockers overnight. Locks which are left overnight will be removed by staff.
  • All participants must observe the rules and regulations relating to the safety and operation of the facilities. Any passholder who fails to comply with the rules and regulations of the DCRC will be subject to the following penalties:
  • One week’s suspension from use of the facilities upon the first incident;
  • Thirty days suspension from use of the facilities upon the second incident;
  • One year suspension from use of the facilities upon a third violation; and
  • Permanent suspension from use of the facilities upon any subsequent incident.

The following activities, although not an exhaustive list, are examples of behaviors that will result in disciplinary action and police reports when applicable:

  • Fighting
  • Stealing
  • Property Damage
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Criminal damage
  • Verbal abuse of staff and/or patrons
  • Not following posted policies and rules

DCRC Regular Building Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

2024 Modified Hours

  • New Year’s Day: Monday, Jan. 1 open from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Easter: Sunday, March 31 – CLOSED
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 27 open from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Independence Day: Thursday, July 4 open from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 2 – CLOSED
  • Thanksgiving: Thursday, Nov. 28 open from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Christmas Eve: Tuesday, Dec. 24 open from 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Christmas: Wednesday, Dec. 25 – CLOSED
  • New Year’s Eve: Tuesday, Dec. 31 open from 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • New Year’s Day: Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2025 open from 8 a.m. to noon

2024 Dublin Irish Festival Special Hours

  • Friday, Aug. 2 open from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 3 open from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 4 – CLOSED

2024 Annual Cleaning, Maintenance & Repairs

The Dublin Community Recreation Center (DCRC) will be closed from Saturday, Aug. 24 through Monday, Sept. 2, 2024 for annual cleaning, maintenance and repairs. The DCRC will reopen at 5:30am Tuesday, Sept. 3. Offices will be staffed for phone calls from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

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