Outdoor Pools

2023 Dates of Operation

Saturday, May 27 – Monday, September 4
*Note the South Pool will close Aug. 17

Pool Schedule

Hours of Operation

Our highest priorities are your safety and providing an enjoyable experience. In order to accomplish these, we continually evaluate our operating hours and available staff relative to customer needs. The availability of certain amenities at each pool may be altered on a daily basis.

  • May 27 – Aug. 15: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 16 – Aug. 18: 4 – 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 19 – Aug. 20: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 21 – Aug. 25: 4 – 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 26 – Aug. 27: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Aug. 28 – Sept 1: 4 – 8 p.m.
  • Sept. 2 – Sept. 4: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Modified Hours

Pool operations will be consolidated as attendance decreases due to back-to-school time. The Dublin Community Pool South will be closed beginning Aug. 17 for the season and all pass holders will have access to the Dublin Community Pool North for the remainder of the season.

Please keep in mind that our back-to-school operating hours are different from peak season. This has been our practice for the best two years and allows us to achieve the best efficiency of operations and staffing as our summer staff transition back to school.

South Pool Hours

  • Closed for the season on Aug. 17 (All pass holders will have access to the Dublin Community Pool North for the remainder of the season.)

North Pool Hours

  • Aug. 17–Sept. 4
  • Mondays–Fridays: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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. Apply online.

Season Pass Rates

 Dublin ResidentSchool DistrictNon-Resident
Household of Two$175$350$360
Household of Three$240$490$500
Household of Four$275$565$580
Household of Five or more$320$660$675
Senior Citizens
(Age 60 and Over)

Daily Passes

Proof of City of Dublin residency is required when purchasing daily passes (a current utility bill, resident card – which can be obtained at the DCRC – or a valid Ohio driver’s license) before entering the pool. All school district and non-resident guests must be accompanied by a City of Dublin resident and present valid identification. Daily admissions are not accepted if capacities at the pools have been met.

All patrons passing the check-in desk must present a State, School, or City of Dublin/Recreation Services photo ID or key-fob. Children without IDs must be accompanied by an adult supervisor at least 18 years of age.

Season Pass Sales

Season passes are available to purchase online for any household who purchased a season pass in 2023 or any current DCRC member. In-person sales are available at the DCRC only; outdoor pools are not equipped to sell season passes.

A Dublin Community Pool season pass allows access to both the Dublin Community Pool North and South Pools.  Passes are not transferable to other individuals.

A current utility bill, current Dublin Resident Card or valid Ohio driver’s license is required as proof of residency. There is no charge for children ages 2 years and younger to receive a pass. A birth certificate for children 2 years of age or younger or a driver’s license for adults 60 and older is required at the time of purchase in order to receive the discounted rate. Please note: Residency on the application pertains to where you live, not where you are employed.

Daily Pass Rates

 Dublin ResidentDublin Resident Guests
Adult (18 years and older)$10$12
Child (3 – 17 years)$9$11
Child (2 years and under)FREEFREE
Seniors (60 years and older)$9$11
After 6 pm (3 years & older)$7$9

Dublin Community Pool North

5660 Dublinshire Drive
614.792.SWIM (7946)

Dublin Community Pool South

6363 Woerner Temple Road
614.889.SWIM (7946)

Pool Rules

Adult to Child Ratios

Please make certain that required adult-to-child supervision ratios are met. These ratios have been established for the safety of all of our young guests. To avoid disappointment, make certain you have the required adult supervision before entering the pool area. The ratios listed below are established for the safety of our young guests. Those not meeting the ratios are not allowed in the pool area.

  • Children ages 10 years and over may enter the facility without an adult supervisor
  • Children ages 8 and 9 years must be accompanied by a supervisor 16 years or older. The supervisor must be in the facility at all times. One supervisor is required for every 5 children in this age group.
  • Children ages 5 through 7 years must be visually supervised by a supervisor 16 years and over at all times. One supervisor is required for every 5 children in this age group.
  • Children 4 years of age and under must be within arm’s reach of a supervisor 16 years and over. One supervisor is required for every 2 children in this age group.
  • Large groups must maintain a 1:5 adult to children under 10 ratio.

Pool Information

  • The last 15 minutes of every hour is an adult swim/safety break. Children 2 years of age and under may swim with a parent or guardian. All others must clear the pool.
  • All children not toilet trained must wear waterproof diapers (Swimmies). No exceptions are made.
  • Proper swim attire required. Cut-off jeans and thongs are not permitted.
  • Glass containers and alcohol are prohibited.
  • The Dublin Community Pool North and Dublin Community Pool South facilities and grounds are smoke-free.
  • Only small, round, soft sponge balls and soft, round, inflatable beach balls are permitted.
  • The following floatation devices are permitted: noodles, water-wings, Coast Guard approved personal floatation devices, suits with built in floatation and baby seat floaters. Inner tubes and swim bubbles are prohibited. For safety reasons, all children under 7 years old using a floatation device must be within arm’s reach of an adult while in the water.
  • The Dublin Community Pools are seasonal and weather dependent. At times of cool, rainy weather or during any condition considered unsafe, the pools may be closed at the discretion of the Aquatics Supervisor. Please contact the pools directly if you have any questions.
  • As a courtesy to others, please use only one lounge chair per person

Large Slide Rules

According to health department codes and manufacturer’s recommendations, height requirements for use of the large slides are based on the swimming ability of the rider and the depth of water at the end of each slide. Swim tests are required for riders 0–6 inches taller than the depth of the water at the end of the slide.

  • Swim tests are administered during safety breaks, 15 minutes before each hour. Those who do not pass the swim test are not permitted to ride the slides. (Exception: Those within the height limit not passing the swim test are permitted to ride with an adult rider on the inner tube slide at the South Pool only.)
  • All participants must meet the minimum height requirements as determined by the State of Ohio Health Department in order to ride the slides.

A complete list of information is posted at each facility.

Lap Lane Information

  • Two lanes are available for lap swimming during regularly scheduled hours of operation beginning at noon, with the exception of Wednesday evening swim meets.
  • During swim team season (May 30-July 14), the lap lane area is closed until noon Monday – Friday.
  • During Wednesday evening swim meets (June 7-July 12); the lap lane area closes at 4 p.m. The swim meet schedule is posted at the front desk of each facility.
  • Due to league scheduling conflicts or inclement weather, swim meets may be rescheduled to a weekday evening. As soon as we are aware of these changes, they are posted at the outdoor pools.

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.

2023 Modified Hours

  • New Year’s Day: Sunday, Jan. 1 open from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Easter: Sunday, Apr. 9 – CLOSED
  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 29 open from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Juneteenth: Monday, June 19 open from 5:30 a.m. 9:30 p.m.
  • Independence Day: Tuesday, July 4 open from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 4 – CLOSED
  • Thanksgiving: Thursday, Nov. 23 open from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Christmas Eve: Sunday, Dec. 24 open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Christmas: Monday, Dec. 25 – CLOSED
  • New Year’s Eve: Sunday, Dec. 31 open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • New Year’s Day: Monday, Jan. 1, 2024 open from 8 a.m. to noon

2023 Dublin Irish Festival Special Hours

  • Friday, Aug. 4 open from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 5 open from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 6 – CLOSED

2023 Annual Cleaning, Maintenance & Repairs

The Dublin Community Recreation Center (DCRC) will be closed from Saturday, Aug. 26 through Monday, Sept. 4, 2023 for annual cleaning, maintenance and repairs. The DCRC will reopen at 5:30am Tuesday, Sept. 5. Offices will be staffed for phone calls from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For additional closings and construction updates visit our website.

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