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 six aquatic centers. Aquatic facilities include play areas for children, slides, bathhouses and concession stands. All pools accept cash, check or credit card. 

Pool Passes 2024: Pool passes for the 2024 pool season will be available beginning April 15, 2024. Click to expand sections below to learn more about individual and family pool passes for Lexington’s aquatic centers. Register for pool passes CLICK HERE

2024 Aquatics Calendar

April 27 – Masterson & Jacobson spraygrounds open  
May 25 – Castlewood sprayground opens 
May 25 – Aquatic Centers open (Castlewood, Tates Creek, Southland, Woodland)
June 1 – Neighborhood pools open (Shillito)

Woodland Aquatic Center – 190 Old Park Avenue, Lexington, KY, 40502 

$7 – adult admission
$5 – youth (15 and under)

  • Features zero-depth entry, “Paradise Lagoon” play feature with multiple activities, a looped slide, a separate diving pool with two diving boards, a climbing wall, and a separate 25-meter lap pool, and a concession stand (menu).

Southland Aquatic Center – 625 Hill-n-Dale Road, Lexington, KY, 40503  

$7 – adult admission
$5 – youth (15 and under)

  • Features a separate play pool for young children, a splash bucket, tall slide, zero-depth entry, and a concession stand (menu).

Hours: Monday – Sunday | 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Tates Creek – 1400 Gainesway Drive, Lexington, KY, 40517  

$7 – adult admission
$5 – youth (15 and under)

  • 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.

Castlewood Aquatic Center – 320 Parkview Avenue, Lexington, KY, 40505  

$7 – adult admission
$5 – youth (15 and under)

Hours: Monday – Sunday | 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

  • 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.

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.

Please note: Douglass Aquatic Center will be closed for the 2024 season. Qualifying households can register for complimentary pool passes for any other city pool for the 2024 season.

Shillito Pool – 300 Reynolds Road , Lexington, KY, 40503  

$7 – adult admission
$5 – youth (15 & under)

  • Features a diving board and climbing wall, two 50-meter lap lanes, a small separate toddler pool and a concession stand (menu).

Individual pool pass

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


  • $60 (through May 21)
  • $65 (beginning May 22)

Family pool pass

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.


  • $280 (through May 19)
  • $290 (beginning May 20)

Note: Lexington Parks & Recreation does not issue any refunds for pool passes. 


Lexington has five spraygrounds located at Castlewood, Douglass, Charles Young, 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, Charles Young and Jacobson spraygrounds will open for the season April 27, 2024. Those spraygrounds close October 6, 2024.
Castlewood will open May 25 and Douglass will be closed for the 2024 season.  Castlewood will close August 13, 2024.

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


320 Parkview Ave.
Operational during pool hours, 11 am – 7 pm.

Douglass – CLOSED 2024

701 Howard St.


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

Masterson Station

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

Charles Young

540 E. Third Street
Daily, 9 a.m. –  8 p.m.

Suffoletta Family Aquatic Center – Opens May 27, 2023

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) – 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 – Currently closed due to mechanical issues


Paradise Cove at Lake Reba – Opens May 27, 2023

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 2023

Features slides, large pool, lazy river and more!

Anderson Dean Aquatic Center – CLOSED FOR REPAIRS 2023

At Anderson Dean Water Park has an outdoor pool with 2 diving boards, a kiddie pool, a water slide, and a playground! The water park is available for rent for birthday parties, organizational, and any other social events.

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Falling Springs Aquatic Center – Open Memorial Day to Labor Day

When Woodford County Schools are in session, the outdoor pool will be closed on weekdays. For example, if the school year goes late due to make-up days and school is in session after Memorial Day, the Splash Pool will be closed on weekdays until school is out for the summer.  The same is true in the fall – once Woodford County Schools return to session in August, the Splash Pool is only open on weekends & on 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 – Opens May 20, 2023

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


Kentucky Splash Water Park – Opening May 27, 2023

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 27, 2023


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