There are many great places to get wet in Kentucky!  From splash parks to aquatic centers it’s a great time to enjoy time with your family and explore a new place!

Lexington is home to four aquatic centers and two neighborhood pools. All pools accept cash, check or credit card. You can pay at the door or purchase a pool pass to use all summer.

Notice: A Parks & Recreation swim meet will take place at a city pool on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings through July. Hosting pools will be closed to the general public during these meets beginning at 5 p.m.

2022 Aquatics Calendar

April 23 – Jacobson boat dock opens
April 23 – Masterson & Jacobson spraygrounds open  (Closing day Oct. 2, 2022)
May 28 – Castlewood sprayground opens  (Closing day *same as the pool Aug. 9, 2022)
May 28 – Aquatic Centers open (Castlewood, Tates Creek, Southland, Woodland)
June 4 – Douglass sprayground opens (Closing day *same as the pool July 31, 2022)
June 4 – Neighborhood pools open (Shillito and Douglass)

Pool Passes

Early-bird prices for pool passes will be available starting at noon on April 19 and will continue through May 22, 2022, ONLY!

  • Early bird individual: $50
  • Early bird family: $260

Purchase through your online account or call (859) 288-2973 to purchase by phone (Visa/MC & Discover ONLY).

Purchase a pool pass

After May 22, pool passes will no longer be available to purchase online.

Beginning Saturday, May 28, pool passes will be available for purchase at all aquatic centers during operating hours (cash, check, credit/debit).

Individual pool pass: $55

Good for individual admission to all City pools for the duration of the pool season.

Family pool pass: $270

Good for one family admission to all City pools for the duration of the pool season. Family passes are for up to six people that live within one household.

Aquatic Centers – Aquatic facilities include play areas for children, slides, bathhouses and concession stands.

Woodland Aquatic Center – 190 Old Park Avenue, Lexington, KY, 40502 
Features zero-depth entry, a looped slide, a separate diving pool with two diving boards and a climbing wall, a separate 25-meter lap pool and a concession stand (menu).

Monday – Saturday: 12 pm – 6 pm.
Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.
Admission $5 Adults, $3 Youth (15 and under)

Southland Aquatic Center – 625 Hill-n-Dale Road, Lexington, KY, 40503  
Features a separate play pool for young children, a splash bucket, tall slide, zero-depth entry and a concession stand (menu).

Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.
Admission $6 Adults, $4 Youth (15 and under)

Tates Creek – 1400 Gainesway Drive, Lexington, KY, 40517  
Features a separate pool with an enclosed looped slide, a separate toddler pool with play structures and a large pool that includes 50-meter lap lanes. Concessions are available at the golf course concession stand.

Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.
Admission $6 Adults, $4 Youth (15 and under)

Castlewood Aquatic Center – 320 Parkview Avenue, Lexington, KY, 40505  
Features a looped slide, a giant octopus, a diving board, zero-depth entry, a small concession stand (snacks and drinks), and an enclosed splash pad.

Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.
Admission $6 Adults, $4 Youth (15 and under)

Neighborhood Pools – Facilities include bath houses and vending machines.

Douglass Pool – 701 Howard Street, Lexington, KY, 40508  
Features a diving board and an enclosed splash pad.

Monday – Saturday: Noon – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 1 – 6 p.m.
Admission $4 Adults, $3 Youth (15 and under)

Shillito Pool – 300 Reynolds Road , Lexington, KY, 40503  
Features a diving board and climbing wall, two 50-meter lap lanes, a small separate toddler pool and a concession stand (menu).

Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.
Admission $5 Adults, $3 Youth (15 and under)


Lexington has four spraygrounds located at Castlewood, Douglass, Jacobson and Masterson Station parks. Spraygrounds are interactive water features that are ideal for children of all ages. Designed to have no standing water, there is no lifeguard on duty so parent supervision is required.

Masterson Station and Jacobson spraygrounds will open for the season April 23, 2022. Castlewood will open May 28 and Douglass will open June 4. 

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To activate the sprayground, touch the top of the pole located near the entrance.


320 Parkview Ave.
Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.


701 Howard St.
Monday – Saturday: noon – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 1 – 6 p.m.


4001 Athens Boonesboro Road
Daily, 9 a.m. –  8 p.m.

Masterson Station

3051 Leestown Road
Daily, 9 a.m. –  8 p.m.

Suffoletta Family Aquatic Center

The Suffoletta Family Aquatic Center is an interactive outdoor family aquatic center. It has a total of 18,000+ square feet of surface area. The 1200 square foot splash pad for children 10 and under is located right next to the Leisure Pool that boasts 7,860 square feet of surface area with an interactive play feature. Lounge around in our 700 linear foot Lazy River, that’s about .13 miles around and takes approximately 5 minutes to complete a circuit. Take an exciting ride on our 200 foot, 5 story tower water slide! You must be at least 48″ to challenge the slide.

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The Pavillion (Indoor pool) – The Pavilion Pool will be closed from May 21-July 11, 2022 for necessary maintenance and improvements.
This indoor pool features eight lane competition lap pool, a leisure pool with whirlpool and a 108 ft. slide.

Pavilion Pool

Riney B. Aquatic Center – Opens May 2022


Paradise Cove at Lake Reba – Opens May 28, 2022

The Paradise Cove Aquatic Center opened in 2008 and features a good pool with diving boards, an ADA lift, an Aqua Climb rock climbing wall. The feature pool is a zero-depth entry and has a kid’s play structure with water sprays, a net climb, and a dumping bucket. For the younger kids, there is a kid slide and an 18in a shallow pool. For older kids, and the young at heart, there is a family slide for multiple riders, a whirlpool, and open swim areas which are between 0 inches and 40 inches deep. The main attraction at this facility is the 40 feet slides- one straight chute and a spiral slide. Restrooms, lockers, and affordable concessions are all located on-site. Shade Structures and lounge chairs are available on a first-come/first-serve basis. 


Juniper Hill Aquatic Center – Opens May 28, 2022

Features slides, large pool, lazy river and more!

Anderson Dean Aquatic Center – Be watching for 2022 Updates

Anderson-Dean Aquatic Facility has a Zero-depth entry, Water Playground, Water Mushroom, 27ft. Double looped Waterslide, (2) 1 meter Diving Boards, Jr. Olympic Lap Pool

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Falling Springs Aquatic Center 

Splash Pool is projected to open the Saturday before Memorial Day and close Labor Day.  Outdoor Pool will only be open on the weekends once Woodford County Schools start and will close Labor Day.

Falling Springs features 2 large water slides  (Must be 42″ tall to ride), Vortex, mushroom waterfall, lazy river with floats, along with play features with small slide, tire swing and more for younger children.


SomerSplash – Watch for 2022 info

Enjoy slides, a wave pool, lazy river, and buckets full of water!


Kentucky Splash Water Park – Opening May 28, 2022

The center includes an 18,000 square ft. wave pool, a drift river, a kiddy activity pool, a triple slide complex, a double slide tower, a go-kart track, a championship miniature golf course, an arcade, a batting cage, and a driving range.

 Hurricane Bay (Part of Kentucky Kingdom) – Opens May 28, 2022


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