St. Louis summers can be hot and sticky. There is no better way to cool off than visiting one of the many swimming clubs or water parks in the area. Families can enjoy day passes to many of these facilities even if they don’t have a season membership. Some even offer free passes. You can bring your family along, so get out your best-bathing suit and bring a cooler filled with refreshments.
The Edge Aquatic Center
The children can choose from the eight-lane competition pool for their entertainment, as well as the infinity-edge waterfall and loopy waterslide. 636-591-2398. 225 Kiefer Creek, Ellisville.
Maplewood Family Aquatic Center
Divers will have a lot of fun under the scorching sun with their choice of a variety of two-story slides, lazy rivers, and diving boards. For children aged 4-15 years, admission is $5 per day and for adults $8 per day. Senior citizens are eligible for admission at no cost. 314-646-3665. 7550 Lohmeyer.
Kennedy Recreation Complex Pool
You can swim laps in the Olympic-sized swimming pool or let your children splash around in the baby pool. This recreation center is located directly across from Suson Park. Daily admission costs $3 for children aged 4-12 years old, $4 for adults, and $3 for seniors. 314-615-5572. 6050 Wells.
Manchester Aquatic Center
This pool is open to both residents and non-residents of Manchester. It offers a variety of activities, including swimming lessons, exercise classes, and special family events. Did we mention that they also have a rock climbing wall! Admission starts at $6 per day for seniors and children and $7 for adults. Non-residents may swim for $9 per daily
Residents of St. Louis City can beat the heat by visiting this JeffVanderLou pool for free. The pool is usually open every day from noon to 6 pm. Call 314-534-7953. Corner of Franklin and Compton.
The park’s outdoor pool provides a cool place for residents of the city to cool down during the summer heat. The pool is open from noon to 6 pm every day. Call 314-533-2702. 4011 Natural Bridge.
This recreation center is located across from Sumner High School, The Ville. It also has athletic fields, basketball courts and a playground. There’s also a large indoor pool. 314-652-5131. 4206 Kennerly.
The municipal pool has four admission tiers. Single-use is $4, $6, senior is $20, nonresidents), single-use is $75, nonresidents are $75, and individual is $60. Family memberships are $125, $125, and $100 for residents. 314-869-8686. 1415 Chambers.
Heman Park Swimming Pool
This community pool offers a variety of activities, including swimming laps and cruising down the water slide. You can also cool off by cooling off in warm water. Drop-in rates are $3 for children aged 17-17 ($6 non-residents), $4 to adults ($7 residents), and $3 to seniors ($6 nonresidents). 314-505-8625. 7210 Olive.
You can ride the slide, swim with your friends or enjoy the playground in the pool. This Florissant pool offers many activities. The best part is that parents and their children under 6 years old can use the pool before the public opens. Residents aged 4-17 years old can get in for $4 per day, and residents over 65 years old can pay $5. Nonresident children can be admitted for $8 and nonresident adults for $10. 314-839-7670. 275 New Florissant.
Crestwood Aquatic Center
The aquatic center has a multi-purpose pool measuring 25 x 25 m with two diving boards. There is also a lazy river with three slides and play features for the family, as well as a lazy river, a lilypad challenge area, zero-depth beach, and many other amenities. Residents can enter for $4 for children aged 4-11 years old and $5 for adults. Nonresident children are allowed to swim for $6, and nonresident adults can swim for $8. 314-729-4870. Whitecliff Park, 9245
Timbers at Eureka
You can relax on the lazy river, take a dip under the waterfall, and ride the slide. Daily admission costs $6 for children (8 nonresidents), $7 to adults (9 nonresidents), $5 for seniors (7 nonresidents), and $6 for adults (7 nonresidents). 636-938-6775. 1 Coffey Park.
North Pointe Family Aquatic Center
This award-winning waterpark is located in Ballwin and offers water slides, rope swings, splash pads, a lazy river, and a diving board. You can also take swimming lessons and swim laps in the large outdoor pool. 636-227-2981. 335 Holloway.
Bridgeton Crossing Family Aquatic Park
The Crossing provides guests with many options for cooling off and having fun. It includes a 25-yard competition swimming pool, 21-foot body flume, and a separate activity pool. There is also a splash pad that caters to infants and an interactive play structure. For children aged 4-15, admission is $5 ($9 for non-residents), and $6 for adults ($10 for non-residents). 314-739-5535. 4201 Fee Fee
Carondelet Outdoor Aquatic Center
The YMCA-affiliated pool has a water slide and splash pad, a play structure as well as a lazy river, lap pool, water vortex, and lazy river. Daily rates start at $8, for children 12 years and under, and $13 for adults. A household is $32, for $32. 314-768-9622. 930 Holly Hills.
Riverchase Recreation Center
The aquatic center in Fenton has three pools, one indoor and two outdoors. It also offers small slides and water playgrounds for children. For children aged 3-15 years, admission is $4. Nonresidents are charged $7. Adult admission costs $5 ($8 for non-residents). 636-343-0067. 990 Horan.