Just Add Water

Oliver and I have been having so much fun exploring the different community pools that San Diego has to offer, and I’m so glad I’ve got this easy, cheap, action-packed activity figured out at an early age! I already know there are many years of water fun ahead of us when we’re trying to beat the San Diego heat! To say the least, this baby is an aquaholic, so if you’ve got a water baby on your hands too, I highly suggest you get out and enjoy one of the city’s rec center pools!

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The following City of San Diego Community Pool summer schedule runs June 22 – September 7th. At all city pools, the cost for an adult is $4, and child (including babies) is $2. To make it easy on you, I’ve listed their open/rec swim hours below, but you can always get more info on their website at http://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/centers/aquatics/index.shtml.

Keep in mind the City of La Mesa & City of Chula Vista have their own sites, which I’ve listed below. 

Bonus: All city pools are available to rent for exclusive or shared use birthday parties!

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Allied Gardens Pool
6707 Glenroy St
San Diego 92120
Mon – Friday 12:30 – 3:30
Sat/Sun 12:00 – 4:00

Carmel Valley Pool & CHILDRENS POOL
3777 Townsgate Drive
San Diego 92130
Mon – Thurs 12:00 – 3:30
Fri/Sat/Sun 12:00 – 3:45

City Heights Swim Center & CHILDREN’S POOL for 6 and under
4380 Landis Street
San Diego 92105
Mon – Sun 12:00 – 4:00

Clairemont Pool
3605 Clairemont Drive
San Diego 92117
Mon – Thurs 1:00 – 3:45
Friday 12:00 – 4:00
Sat 11:00 – 4:00
Sun 12:00 – 4:00

Kearny Mesa Pool
3170 Armstrong Street
San Diego 92111
Mon – Fri 12:00 – 3:00
Sat/Sun 12:00 – 4:00

La Mesa Municipal Pool (June 22 – Aug 14):
5100 Memorial Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 1:30-3:00
Saturday’s from June 13 – Aug 29 1:30 – 4:00
Adults $5, youth $3


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Loma Verde Aquatic Center
1420 Loma Lane
Chula Vista, CA 91911

Memorial Park Pool & CHILDRENS AREA with “spray ground” for all ages
9202 Marcy Ave
San Diego 92113
Mon – Thurs 11:00 – 3:00
Fri/Sat/Sun 12:00 – 4:00

Ned Baumer Pool & CHILDRENS POOL with beach entry to 18 inches
10440 Black Mountain Rd
San Diego 92126
Mon – Thurs 12:00 – 3:00
Fri/Sat/Sun 12:00 – 4:00

Parkway Aquatic Center
385 Park Way
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Tierrasanta Pool & CHILDRENS POOL with splash pad for kids 6 and under
11238 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego 92124
Mon – Fri 12:00 – 3:45
Sat/Sun 12:00 – 4:00
Mon – Thurs 11:30 – 3:30
Fri/Sat/Sun 12:00 – 4:00

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“All of our aquatic facilities have baby changing stations, day use lockers, heated showers, disability access (ramp or lift) and designated spectator areas.”

As always, please make sure you apply and re-apply sunscreen to yourself and your little one!

2 thoughts on “Just Add Water

  1. Hi Camille! Which area do you live in? I think most community pools are very similar in their offerings, so location would be important to me. We live in La Mesa and think our community pool is pretty awesome, but it does not have a splash pad or baby pool. So if I was going to drive outside of my community, I’d pick one with the little splash play area.

  2. Camille says:

    Thanks for this awesome and easy to use list! Which pool would you say would be best for a pool party for 1-4 year olds? Thanks for your input 🙂

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